STEM at SSM


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Offerings are age-appropriate and hands on/minds on in nature. We follow a 3-stage approach with Inspiration > Creativity > Innovation at the core. Like the field of science itself, new explorations are always underway!

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  • Encounters (Saturday morning STEM activities)

    Our monthly inquiry challenge series for youth ages 9-14. Sign up for one, a few or do them all! Each month we’ll inspire participants to investigate, create, and innovate their way through a STEM challenge.

    Cost is $15 per Saturday and need-based scholarships are available.

  • Hometown Hi-Tech Tours

    Take a peek behind the scene of hi-tech in use every day right in Faribault! Meet the innovators, learn about their technologies, and hear their stories for success.

    Events are free and open to students elementary through high school.

  • Copter Flight Times in the Dome

    Dates set aside to fly your copters and drones in our Dome! Click here for more information on upcoming dates.

  • Gifted & Talented Programming

    Does your school have students that are ready for further enrichment in programing? Let’s talk!

    We have opportunities available to give your students the challenges they hunger for not only in STEM, but also in creativity, empathetic design thinking, and global cultures.

    Email jblackmer@s-sm.org or call 507/333-1562 for more information!

  • Summer Immersion Camps 2017

     A week’s work of day camp in one innovation-filled day!

    Most stays start out with an investigation into a specific realm of STEM and then progress into inquiry-based activities where participants put their talent, imagination, and new skills to the test.

    Our schedule for the summer of 2017 should be available late in the spring.

  • STEM Courses

    (after school and evenings during the school year)

    Enrichment courses for students at 9-14 showcasing a variety of innovative skills in STEM.

    Topics vary from year to year and include the technologies of 3D Design & Printing, Structural Engineering, Lego Robotics, Vex Robotics, Chemistry, Power & Energy, and more! Fees vary by program and need-based scholarships are available.

  • Field Trips to our Fayfield STEM center

    Would you like to bring your class to visit our new Fayfield Hall STEM Center?

    How about a tour of our technology and perhaps let your students participate in a lab activity alongside Shattuck-St. Mary’s students in the classroom?

    Email jblackmer@s-sm.org or call 507/333-1562 for more information!

For more information, contact STEM@SSM director John Blackmer at jblackmer@s-sm.org or 507/333-1562.