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.