The Ripken Foundation was able to open our first STEM Center in North Dakota at Lincoln Elementary, made possible by Devon Energy, Flogistix and Marathon Oil. The Center came stocked with a brand-new 3D printer, Snap Circuits, Bee-Bots, and Ozobots. These tools are great ways for students to enhance their critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills in a fun learning environment. Today’s careers require STEM skills at all levels of employment to navigate the modern world. Furthermore, there is an urgent national priority to transform STEM learning and engagement in order to meet the nation’s need for a STEM-skilled workforce. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation’s STEM education program aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards to meet the needs of both classroom educators and out-of-school mentors.
For more information about the Ripken Foundation STEM Center, click here.