Laboratory Workshops

Experience exciting STEM topics through advanced hands-on laboratory experiments taught by professional mentors in the field!

Our workshops provide unique enrichment opportunities for inquisitive kids to explore new STEM fields in a teaching lab created just for them.

JANUARY

 

DISEASE DETECTIVES

TUESDAYS:  JANUARY 7, 14, 21, 28
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Engage in laboratory experiences to learn about  microbiology and epidemiology.  Grow, isolate and identify bacteria and educate yourself on virus structures and characteristics. Explore real world case studies to solve disease outbreaks. 

MINDSTORMS

WEDNESDAYS:  JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Use the advanced LEGO MINDSTORM system to engineer and code your own robot builds.  Students are tasked to learn about multiple sensors and engineering designs as they improve their  problem-solving skills and complete fun challenges!

STEAM Invention Workshop

THURSDAYS:  JANUARY 9, 16, 23, 30
4:30-6:00 PM

Find solutions to real world problems through application of engineering, physics, art and design thinking in guided activities using the Little Bits STEAM system.  Learn the function of each little bit, including lights, sensors, motors, inputs and outputs to create your own solutions. 

 

LEGO ROBOTICS

FRIDAYS:  JANUARY 10, 17, 24, 31
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Use the LEGO WeDo 2.0 Education System to engineer and code your own robots.  Students are encouraged to collaborate with friends as they develop problem-solving skills with planning and building robots to accomplish tasks.

FEBRUARY

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING: INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON

MONDAYS:  FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30-6:00 PM

Build upon the basics learned in Computer Programming and Gaming using Python, a programming language with widespread usage for developing Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs), web designs and applications across any platform.  This class is intended for students with basic programming experience, such as The STEMLabs workshops on Computer Programming and Computer Gaming.

Computer Engineering

TUESDAYS:  FEBURARY 4, 11, 18, 25
4:30-6:00 pm

Ever wonder how computers are designed?  Learn about electrical components, circuits, computer design and engineering from a Distinguished Engineer!  In this class, you’ll learn about computer organization while using transistors to build basic components that go into today’s billion-circuit chips.

LEGO ROBOTICS

FRIDAYS:  FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 28
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Use the LEGO WeDo Education System to engineer and code your own robots.  Students are encouraged to collaborate with friends as they develop problem-solving skills with planning and building robots to accomplish tasks.

MARCH

 

LEGO ROBOTICS: SPIKE!

MONDAYS:  MARCH 2, 9, 16, 23
4:30 – 6:00pm

Grow critical thinking skills through complex and relevant STEAM challenges with the newly released LEGO SPIKE Prime system.   Use colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch to build fun and creative solutions!

RASPBERRY PI: MINECRAFT

TUESDAYS:  MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30-6:00pm

In the culmination of our computer workshop track, students build their own computer based on the popular Raspberry Pi platform.  Once built, the computer runs the Piper operating system that includes Scratch and Python programming support, Minecraft gaming, and many other educational applications and games.

LEGO ENGINEERING

WEDNESDAYS:  MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25
4:30 – 6:00pm

Explore design engineering of mechanisms, structures, and forces through guided instruction.  Learn fundamental STEM concepts of simple and powered machines and structures using gears, pulleys and levers.

 

LITTLE BITS CIRCUITS

THURSDAYS:  MARCH 5, 12, 19, 26
4:30 – 6pm

Find solutions to real world problems through application of engineering, physics, art and design thinking in guided activities using the Little Bits STEAM system.  Learn the function of each little bit, including lights, sensors, motors, inputs and outputs to create your own solutions. 

 

 

FOOD CHEMISTRY

FRIDAYS:  MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27
4:30 – 6pm

Learn how food fuels your body and how your sense of taste and smell work in concert when you eat. Then get busy with lots of food science experiments such as extracting DNA from a strawberry, creating rock candy, designing Jell-O optics and pulling iron out of fortified cereals!

 

APRIL-MAY

 

LEGO ROBOTICS

MONDAYS:  APRIL20, 27 AND MAY 4, 11
4:30 – 6:00pm

Use the LEGO WeDo Education System to engineer and code your own robots.  Students are encouraged to collaborate with friends as they develop problem-solving skills with planning and building robots to accomplish tasks.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING: SCRATCH

TUESDAYS:  APRIL 21, 28 AND MAY 5, 12
4:30-6:00pm

Explore computer science and mathematical concepts using SCRATCH computer coding.  Learn basic coding concepts of loops, if-then-else statements and variables. 

LEGO ENGINEERING

FRIDAYS:  APRIL 24  AND MAY 1, 8, 15
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Explore design engineering of mechanisms, structures, and forces through guided instruction.  Learn fundamental STEM concepts of simple and powered machines and structures using gears, pulleys and levers.