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.

SEPTEMBER

 

LEGO ROBOTICS I

WEDNESDAYS:  SEPT 11, 18, 25 and OCT 2
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.

OCTOBER

 

COMPUTER GAMING

MONDAYS:  OCT 7, 14, 21, 28 
4:30 – 6:00pm

Writing computer games is a terrific way to build on basic coding concepts while stretching your imagination by creating your own characters, backgrounds, power-ups and puzzles.  Learn coding and debugging skills in a fun and creative environment.

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

TUESDAYS:  OCT 8, 15, 22, 29
4:30 – 6:00pm

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 II

WEDNESDAYS:  OCT 2, 9, 16, 23
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.

Lego Engineering

THURSDAYS:  OCT 3, 10, 17, 24
4:30 – 6:00pm

Use engineering approaches to problem solve as you design and build models using simple machines and solar panels.  Students are presented with fun challenges to test their mechanical and environmental engineering skills!

Culinary Chemistry

SATURDAYS:  OCT 5, 12, 19, 26
10:30 – 12:00pm

Get your hands and science-minds in the kitchen!  Learn how we use chemistry and math in the making of candy, chocolate, and explore cell biology using cake mediums!  Lots of tasty treats for take-homes. Minimum age 8 years old.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING: PYTHON

MONDAYS:  NOVEMBER 4, 18 and DEC 2, 9
4:30 – 6:00pm

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.

 

RASPBERRY PI Mindcraft: build and program a computer

TUESDAYS:  NOV 5, 19 and DEC 3, 10
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.

MINDSTORM 1

WEDNESDAYS:  NOV 6, 13, 20 AND DEC 4
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.

LEGO ROBOTICS 1

THURSDAYS:  NOV 7, 14, 21 AND DEC 5
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.

MINDSTORMS ROBOTS SPACE CHALLENGE

SATURDAYS:  NOV 9, 16 AND DEC 7, 14
10:30 – 12:00pm

Built and code the EV3 Mindstorm Robots to complete a space challenge experience.  Several space station set ups require re-engineering bots and critically thinking about your codes.  Complete all mission tasks and return to Home Base in this exciting course!