STEMtember is our annual month-long event dedicated to celebrating and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, fostering interest, and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Throughout the month of September, we hosted a wide range of engaging activities, workshops, and discussions were held to highlight the importance of STEM education and careers.
Campaign Theme: STEM is everywhere. STEM is everyone. All are welcome.
To sustain enthusiasm, we introduced a new kit each week, encouraging families to continuously participate. Additionally, we created an asynchronous STEM scavenger hunt within the park, offering families an exciting way to discover STEM concepts while enjoying the outdoors.
Furthermore, our collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Tulsa allowed us to distribute more than 600 STEM Happens Here yard signs across five Tulsa metro locations. This led to 183 partners voluntarily adding their locations to our asset map, including 111 partner organizations and 72 personal homes.
STEMtember Teacher Appreciation Night, hosted at Heirloom Brewery, revolved around the intriguing theme of the science of food and fermentation. The event featured games and hands-on activities led by four community partners, offering teachers valuable resources to enrich their classrooms. Of the 70 teachers in attendance, 24 were new to our organization. The event received overwhelmingly positive feedback, with 98% of participants expressing superior satisfaction and 89% indicating a high likelihood of utilizing resources offered by our partners.