STEM

Jesse Riley teaches STEM and environmental stewardship while raising money for schools with SongBird Creations

SongBird Creations is putting an environmental spin on school fundraising. The start-up partners with schools to help students raise funds for STEM-oriented projects. How the process works is schools partner with SongBird for a fundraising effort, and students sell monthly subscription boxes to friends, family, and neighbors and community members. Money from the sales then…

Michelle Lucas promotes STEM/STEAM through space with nonprofit Higher Orbits

In our distracting world, it can be difficult to get students interested in STEM topics. Higher Orbits founder and president Michelle Lucas believes studying human spaceflight can help change that. “Higher Orbits is a nonprofit that uses space as a launch pad to get kids engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math,” Lucas said. The…

Zoe Bundy is launching a start-up to get girls into STEM

Zoe Bundy is the founder and CEO of Brainy Ladies, a web publication designed to foster interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for young women. Brainy Ladies, which will function much like an online monthly magazine, has its roots in Bundy’s first-hand experience of the disparity between boys’ and girls’ participation in STEM-oriented…

Start-Up Sparks STEM Interest with Robotics

In 2016, Ryan Swanson started COR Robotics to promote STEM careers by sparking an interest in students through summer camps. The first summer COR Robotics held 7 summer camps, and in 2018 the goal is to host 50 robotics camps across the region. “I gained a passion for robotics in high school, founded Bison Robotics…