BioSTL’s Inclusion Initiative and Science Coach programs are looking for your help to support underrepresented students to succeed in STEM by providing the consumable supplies needed to conduct advanced authentic research of the students choosing. STEM students are still conducting experiments even if their school does not have daily in person attendance.
We believe the innovation process is the best tool to excite, prepare and empower all STEM students to change the world. The Science Coach program engages ALL public, private and home school students to choose questions of personal interest, create procedures to test hypotheses, arrive at answers with validity, and build confidence in solving real world problems. This year-long project is an effective way to ignite a student’s intrinsic motivation, awaken creativity, and teach critical thinking skills.
The schools’ reduced budgets are already struggling to provide equitable hybrid/virtual learning, so there are basically no consumable supply funds available for students doing individualized STEM project-based learning, of which a normal class requires about $800.00.
During these challenging times, STEM students need champions who will donate funds, surplus supplies, and/or purchase items from our collective Amazon Wish List.