In collaboration with the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center at Case Western Reserve, the Case School of Engineering hosts and participates in a variety of STEM activities for school-age children and their families in Northeast Ohio. In engineering-related engagements, the school serves more than 1,400 preK-12 students annually with hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning opportunities.
Hallmark annual programs include:
Engineering Challenges Carnival
Held during the school’s Engineers Week each spring, the carnival welcomes hundreds of pre-K through 8th grade students and their families and introduces them to design thinking and engineering and science principles with fun, hands-on activities. Learn more about Engineers Week, including the Engineering Challenges Carnival.
Girls Take Flight
Held in conjunction with NASA and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio each spring, Girls Take Flight engages girls in grades 2 through 5 with aerospace science and engineering activities, introducing the world of airplanes, astronauts, rockets, comets, balloons, planets and spacecraft to future aerospace engineers.
In conjunction with Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine, Anatomy Camp welcomes hundreds of invited middle- and high-school students from Cleveland and East Cleveland schools to learn more about anatomical structures and biomedical careers. Learn more.
TECH CORPS and TECHie Camps
In conjunction with TECH CORPS and sponsoring partners, Case School of Engineering hosts multiple weeklong camps in the summer to engage students in grades three through 12 in activities that stimulate a deeper interest in technology, including topics like programming, 3-D printing, robotics and app development. Specific information about upcoming camps is released each spring.
Case Engineering Education Summer Outreach Program
In partnership with the university’s Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, Case Western Reserve students are hired to work in local community-based organizations that serve area youth to facilitate lessons and hands-on activities promoting engineering principles and disciplines to students underrepresented in STEM fields.