#STEMpowersOhio Virtual After School Program

  • Wednesdays -
    February 17, 2021 - March 24, 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    (Virtual Meeting Dates:1/19,1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23)
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Students in Grades 4th-8th

Each year, the Ohio STEM Learning Network hosts a design challenge where students collaborate to create workable solutions to the key issues facing our state.In this 6-week virtual after school program, students will be tackling this years design challenge – #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge. 

This years challenge question for students is “How can you reimagine energy production and/or consumption to improve your community?”. Each week during this six week virtual program, students will work with dedicated instructors from the PAST Foundation, OSLN’s Central Ohio STEM Action Center, to answer this question for their community and complete the Design Challenge.

During the final virtual meeting, students will present their final Design Challenge solutions to an audience of their peers, parents, and industry experts. From these presentations, the top 3 solutions will be selected to be submitted to the Ohio STEM Learning Network.

In May 2021, OSLN will share the top submission with local scientists, energy experts, and researchers to select the top solutions for the statewide showcase. In June 2021 top solutions will then be shared in a virtual statewide solution showcase.

Program Schedule

This virtual program runs from 4pm-5pm EST every Wednesday for students in grades 4th-8th during the 6 week session. Total cost for the session is $25 per student

Program Schedule:
February 17 – March 24, 2021 – Every Wednesday, 4PM-5PM EST
Dates: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
March 24, 2021 – Design Challenge Solution virtual presentations
April 30, 2021 – PAST will submit the top 3 Design Challenge solutions from our group to OSLN
May 2021 – OSLN Will share the submitted solutions with local scientists, energy experts, and researchers to select the top solutions for the statewide showcase.
June 2021 – The selected top solutions will be shared in a virtual statewide solution showcase.

You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding schedule, logging into the program, and confirming any tech needs.

Student Scholarship Opportunity

There are a limited number of scholarships available for students interested in participating in this program. Scholarship awarding is based off of individual need. Interested parents and students can inquire about available scholarships HERE.

Important Information

***Please fill out the student forms located here for participation in this program***

Please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy 

Minimum Registration Requirement: If registration for a program offering is less than the minimum number (10), the program will not be offered at that time.

Please contact us with any questions you may have!


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OSLN #STEMpowersOhio Virtual After School Design Challenge- Wednesdays: 4th-8th Gradesshow details + $25.00 (USD)  

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