A STEM Brief with Jessica Manta Meyer

Delivering a high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer program can seem daunting, especially when front-line staff may have limited STEM experience.

Read more from Jessica Manta-Meyer, here!

Design Thinking Can Work in Any Subject

Every day, I ask my kids, “What did you make in school today?” Too often, they can’t give me an answer. But on the days that they do, their eyes light up and they passionately describe their projects. It’s in those moments that I am reminded that making is magic.


Read more form John Spencer, here!

Our new corporate sponsor, The Microsoft Store!

We are pleased to announce that The Microsoft Store is a new corporate sponsor of The STEM Connection!  Thank you to the Microsoft Store for coming alongside us to bring The STEM Connection STEM Challenge Clubs to area schools! The Microsoft Store is located at the Fashion Mall and boasts an array of free STEM educational mini camps and experiences for kids. Check out their offerings today and stop by the store soon!

Women’s History Month Hightlight

Vera Vander Kooy Bringing STEM to Indy’s Youth

March is Women’s History Month.  During this month it is important to not only reflect upon women who have made notable contributions nationally, but it is also important to get to know women who are making a difference in our own communities.  A woman making a difference in Indiana is educator Vera Vander Kooy.  She is the founder and director of the non-profit organization The STEM Connection.

Check out the rest of the story here.

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2017 Awards

-Joe Wright Recognition of Excellence Award by the Environmental Educators Association of Indiana

-Hoosier Chapter Soil And Water Conservation Society’s Education and Communications award for 2017!

-SYPF grant recipient 2016, 2017

-Intern, Madeline Anderson – 2017 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award Recipient


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