STEM Corps Projects

Ongoing Projects

Math and Creativity with students of STEM Center Africa

Over the Spring of 2022, STEM Corps fellows work with students in STEM Center in Kenya of ages 8-12 on a weekly basis to engage them in fun activities in math and science. The objective of this project is to promote creativity in our approach to mathematics and science thinking among students and to view learning as ‘play’. STEM Corps fellows designed a curriculum which included: Mathematical thinking through Scratch Programming; Science of Paper Aircrafts and learning mathematics through playing games. This is an ongoing project and we continue to look for fellows who will build new innovative curriculum to work with new cohorts of students in Kenya.

Fellows Working on the Project
Garnisha Pierre, Emily Roberts and Jim Stanton
Partner
STEM Center Africa
Mentors
Denish Akuom (Director of STEM Center Africa)
Ashwin Vaidya (Professor, Montclair State University)

STEM Center Kenya-MSU Collaboration

Our STEM Corps fellows Emily, Garnisha, and Jim are working with students in Kenya on fun math and science projects. Below are some pictures of kids making different kinds of paper planes to understand the connections between optimal aircraft design and flight times.

Upcoming Projects

Math & Peace: Developing Conflict Alerts through Mathematical Modeling

This project is now in the works. STEM Corps fellows with the Trust Network team members to help use mathematical modeling tools to help develop early warning systems for conflicts around the world.

Fellows Interested in the Project
Cristina Flores, Katherine Yarusso, Julian Putnam
Partner
Trust Network
Mentors
Denish Akuom (Director of STEM Center Africa)
Ashwin Vaidya (Professor, Montclair State University)

Animal Behavior Modeling with Local Zoo

We are currently working on developing a project with the West Orange Zoo. Details of this project are yet to be determined and will be posted in due course.

Fellows Interested in the Project
TBD
Partner
West Orange Zoo
Mentors
Helen Roberts (Professor, Montclair State University)

Afterschool Math tutoring

We are building a team of students who will serve as math mentors for local K12 students and work with them through after school programs.

Fellows Interested in the Project
TBD
Partner
TBD
Mentors
TBD

More projects are being developed in partnership with Bryan Murdock, Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Montclair State University.