We are thrilled to be named a finalist for the US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards! On July 23rd, Eurekus co-founder Monica Aiello traveled to the White House complex to attend the first US2020 STEM Mentoring Symposium and Awards. The event united esteemed industry leaders, policymakers, and educators advancing initiatives in STEM Mentoring. Eurekus was named a finalist for "Most Innovative Hand-on Project" for their Simply Machines Video Project. We are so honored to be included in US2020's ground-breaking initiative to bring together leaders from the public, private, and social sectors for addressing common challenges, sharing best practices, and reaffirming STEM Mentoring as a powerful tool for education reform.
Our project submission, the Simply Machines Video Project, was piloted at Centennial Elementary in Denver Public Schools during the Fall of 2014. This innovative group stop-motion animation project united 65 2nd grade students in the investigation of simple machines as important aspects of daily life and historical advancement. We had a blast working with students as they made personal connections to engineering, learned by making and built a shared sense of community. Our STEAM residency at Centennial was generously supported by the National Center on Time & Learning and the Noyce Foundation.
As we welcome the new year, we're celebrating some of our favorite moments from our Fall 2014 season of workshops and residencies. We had a blast working with hundreds of K-12 students at many Denver Public Schools and families at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The video above was the final project of our semester long investigation of simple machines created by 65 2nd grade students at Centennial - an Expeditionary School. Check out more highlights from our many exciting STEAM workshops at our newsletter:
Welcome to the new EUREKUS Blog! Here we'll be posting updates about our exciting STEAM programs celebrating the intersection of art and STEM learning. We just launched our newsletter EUREKUS Moments! highlighting our exciting Fall 2014 season of programs for kids, adults and exhibitions. Check it out here: