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STEM Education

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education initiatives are the foundation for all programs at The Works.

STEMfest! is one of the most popular STEM events hosted at The Works. Businesses bring cool hands-on activities - like constructing this cardboard pterodactyl - to give kids and adults a better understanding of the work they do and materials they produce.

What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and it's part of everything we do. From fixing a bowl of cereal for breakfast and measuring the amount of milk, to designing rocket engines for NASA, STEM is involved in every aspect of our daily lives. 

How is The Works using STEM?

STEM initiatives are everywhere in the museum and also strategically aligned to State of Ohio content standards for education. STEM programs include:

Another important component of STEM is connecting industry, education, and community.
The Works is as a catalyst for these entities to come together in a positive, mutually beneficial atmosphere. Industry partners are instrumental in the success of STEM programming and vital to demonstrating real-world application of STEM education. STEM business partners participate in special events and activities to highlight their businesses, show community impact, educate children and young adults on STEM professions, and recruit future interns and/or employees from the local community. Learn more about the STEM Virtual Resource Library


STEM events incorporating business & industry include:

  • STEMfest!
  • STEM Over Lunch
  • STEM Industry Days