STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Those in STEM fields
use their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, or math to understand how to solve
The Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio program was founded by eager tribal members who have a passion for teaching our youth about STEM. Our mission is to instill hope and inspiration that will unlock the minds of our tribal youth giving them the tools for success. We hope to gain tribal youth’s interest in the STEM fields and show how fun it can be, resulting in successfully providing a STEM experience to Waccamaw Siouan Youth.
The program founders and volunteer instructors are very passionate about their field and hope to spread the passion to our youth. In addition to that, we hope to improve the American Indian representation in STEM fields by providing this career path as an option for our youth.
Over the next two years we are working towards three main goals.
Before COVID we had planned to provide in person programs for our youth to educate them and their parents about STEM, and to connect them to learning resources. Since then we have pivoted to completely virtual learning until the pandemic is over. Some of the accomplishments and impact we've had for this year are listed below:
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This program is funded by grants and personal donations, with support from Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Members who want to give back to their community.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and continue purchasing and providing materials for our youth to continue learning about STEM.
Your generous donation will fund our mission and is much appreciated!
For more information about the program please use the contact form provided. You may also reach out directly via email to Ashley Lomboy, Program Director (Volunteer), at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coty Sutherland, at email@example.com with any questions.
If you're a parent of an enrolled member, please join the conversation in our group on Facebook to learn more about our exciting future!