We're building a pipeline for strong, diverse leaders in STEM
It is our vision to build a strong, diverse pipeline of STEM leaders and innovators within the North Minneapolis ecosystem where every student has an equitable opportunity to participate and thrive as contributing citizens within their communities.
STEM Fest 2021 (POSTPONED) - Join us for October STEM Saturday!
STEM Fest 2021 has been postponed but the family fun doesn't stop there! Join us for October STEM Saturdays - Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Explore our programs
STEM Saturdays feature a variety of free hands-on STEM-themed activities (students ages 6-16) such as robotics, cybersecurity, solar energy, sound, the human circulatory system
Take a virtual tour of the Beast Mobile Innovation Lab - a mobile classroom on a double-decker bus designed to innovate learning experiences through hands-on STEM education and programming.
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a free drop-in space where youth can access cutting-edge technology to learn graphic design, film production, 3D imaging, music production and photography.
The Design Studio is a challenging and exciting program where teens learn about architecture, urban design and future STEM careers. Learn about the Design Studio and how you can register for the Fall cohort!
Minneapolis - we're coming to an area near you!
The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab is a mobile classroom on a double-decker bus designed to innovate learning experiences through hands-on STEM education.
This summer, The Beast Mobile Innovation Lab will be parked in over 30 locations throughout the Twin Cities - giving youth an opportunity to cultivate creativity, innovation, mastery and exploration. STEM modules and lessons include:
Madam C.J. Walker - Inventor
Madam C. J. Walker was the first Black woman millionaire in America and made her fortune thanks to her homemade line of hair care products for Black women. Walker invented the “Walker System,” which involved the creation of products for scalp preparation, lotions and iron combs.
Northside STEM District partners
The Northside STEM District (NSSTEM), a youth division of Summit Academy OIC (in partnership with over a dozen education and community service organizations) provides hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, activities and events for children and families within North Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
Partners include (click below to view additional details)
- Summit Academy OIC
- Summit Early Learning Center
- Urban Strategies, Inc.
- Sumner Public Library
- Harvest Best Academy
- Harvest Prep School - Seed Academy
- Zion Baptist Church
- La Creche Early Learning
- North Star Innovation Center
- Solar Training & Certification
- Target Tech Kids
- Best Buy
- MSP Parks & Recreation Board
- Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are taking precautions to guard against the COVID-19 virus at all of our STEM events. Masks must be worn at all times, equipment will be sanitized and hand sanitizer will be available. If you or a family member are ill, we ask that you do not participate in our event until you are well.
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