Chapters

General Info

STEM & Buds after-school chapters consist of 12, one hour and fifteen minute sessions at various elementary and middle schools across the country. At each highschool youth-led chapter, younger students are paired with mentors to first discover 6 primary branches of STEM: engineering, social sciences, math, computer science, biology, and chemistry. After exploring each field through activities, challenges, and discussion, every student embarks on a personalized and applicable STEM research project to pursue for the remainder of the program. At the conclusion of all 12 sessions, students from all STEM & Buds chapters in the region come together for a day-long science fair where they present their projects, learn from speakers in the industries, and engage in fun workshops.

Activities

Whether it be designing and building a sustainable house model in groups of four or holding a class debate on a hypothetical ethical issue faced by a biotechnology company, these activities try to revitalize the hackneyed phrase of a “hands-on” setting as somewhere students can truly think and share without limit. Throughout the years, we have had the privilege to see incredible projects from our kids, who research everything from creating feasible water filtration devices to coding a studying tool for students with ADHD.

Chapters

Current Chapter Regions

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Chicago, IL
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Clissold Elementary SchoolChicago, ILChicago Public
Ellicott City, MD
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Burleigh Manor Middle SchoolEllicott City, MDHoward County Public
Centennial Lane Elementary SchoolEllicott City, MDHoward County Public
Clarksville Elementary SchoolColumbia, MDHoward County Public
Clarksville Middle SchoolColumbia, MDHoward County Public
Mount View Middle SchoolMarriottsville, MDHoward County Public
Veterans Elementary SchoolEllicott City, MDHoward County Public
Fort Pierce, FL
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Dr. David L Anderson Middle SchoolStuart, FLMartin County
Frances K Sweet Elementary SchoolFort Pierce, FLSt. Lucie Public
Lincoln Park Academy Middle SchoolFort Pierce, FLSt. Lucie Public
Freehold, NJ & Marlboro, NJ
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Asher Holmes Elementary SchoolMarlboro Township, NJMarlboro Township
Dugan Elementary SchoolMonmouth County, NJPaulding County
Frank Defino Central Elementary SchoolMarlboro Township, NJMarlboro Township
Lafayette Mills SchoolFreehold, NJManalapan-Englishtown
Livingston HighLivingston, NJMerced Union High
Marlboro Memorial Middle SchoolMorganville, NJMarlboro Township
Newbury Elementary SchoolMonmouth County, NJNewbury Local Schools
Pine Brook SchoolManalapan, NJHowell Public Schools
Shrewsbury Middle SchoolsShrewsbury, NJShrewsbury Borough School District
Union Township Middle SchoolHampton, NJUnion Township
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Beryl Ford Public SchoolBrampton, OntarioPeel
Levi Creek Elementary SchoolMississauga, OntarioPeel Schools
Houston, TX
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Lanier Middle SchoolHouston, TXHouston Independent
Pershing Middle SchoolHouston, TXHouston Independent
Pin Oak Middle SchoolBellaire, TXHouston Independent
Katy, TX
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Barksdale ElementaryPlano, TXPlano Independent
Renner Middle SchoolPlano, TXPlano Independent
Naperville, IL
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Builta Elementary SchoolBolingbrook, ILIndian Prairie
Clow Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Crone Middle SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Fry Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Graham Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Gregory Middle SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Kendall Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Patterson ElementaryNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Peterson Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Scullen Middle SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Springbrook Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
Welch Elementary SchoolNaperville, ILIndian Prairie
New York, NY
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Hunter Elementary SchoolNew York, NYHunter College Campus Schools
Pittsburgh, PA
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Boyce Middle SchoolPittsburgh, PAUpper St. Clair
Carson Middle SchoolWexford, PANorth Allegheny
Central Elementary SchoolAllison Park, PAHampton Township
Fort Couch Middle SchoolPittsburgh, PAUpper St. Clair
Ingomar Middle SchoolWexford, PANorth Allegheny
J. C. Ashkar Elementary SchoolHughesville, PAEast Lycoming
Marshall Middle SchoolWexford, PANorth Allegheny
O'Hara Elementary SchoolPittsburgh, PAFox Chapel Area
Pine-Richland Middle SchoolPittsburgh, PAPine-Richland
Ryan Gloyer Middle SchoolHarmony, PASeneca Valley
Shady Side AcademyPittsburgh, PAShady Side Academy
State Street Elementary SchoolBaden, PAAmbridge Area
Sunrise Elementary SchoolIrwin, PAPenn Trafford
Reno, NV
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Pine Middle SchoolReno, NVWashoe County
San Francisco, CA
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Coyote Creek Elementary SchoolSan Ramon, CASan Ramon Valley Unified
And More!
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ChaptersLocationSchool District
Ann Arbor Public SchoolsWashtenaw, MIAnn Arbor
Broward County Public SchoolsFt Lauderdale, FLBroward County
Harlingen Consolidated IndependentHarlingen, TXHarlingen Consolidated Independent
Park City, Utah Public SchoolsPark City, UtahPark City
Peel Region Public SchoolsPeel Region, OntarioPeel
Pinellas County Public SchoolsLargo, FLPinellas County
Uskudar SEV SchoolsIstanbul, TurkeyUskudar SEV

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