Welcome to Northside STEM!

We empower students of color by providing hands-on Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, activities and education that inspire
and prepare them to be workers of today, tomorrow and the future.

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.

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Explore our programs

Join us for virtual
STEM Saturdays!

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 and more!

Take a virtual tour

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.

Best Buy Teen
Tech Center

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.

Design Studio

Learn how you can be part of the Design Studio - a challenging and exciting program where teens learn about architecture, urban design and future STEM careers!

2nd Annual Rap Challenge

Summit Academy’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center hosts its 2nd Annual Rap Challenge and we’re looking for talented middle and high school students to put their rap skills to the test!

Updated NSSTEM MAP - 03-18-2021

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)

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.