Explore new ideas with STEM professionals. Become a scientist – conduct an experiment and collect your own data. Become a pro with scientific equipment. Be inspired for your future career.

Various, Off-site & at The Works

Led by:
Instructors listed


Time From:
10:30 am

Time To:
2:00 pm

$100 for all 4 sessions, or $35 each


Registration required


The Works Museum in partnership with C-TEC, Denison University, The Ohio State University at Newark,  and THK, have teamed up to provide an outstanding STEM offering to the Licking County community.

Please call to register: 740-349-9277.

Register here!

Please note: January is almost full! If you’d like to register, please contact us at 740-349-9277. Thank you!

Almost full! January 20, 2024, 10:30 am | How do bees help food get to your table? – The Ohio State University at Newark
An interactive session led by Dr. Karen Goodell
Associate Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University at Newark

Learn about the diversity of the bees native to Ohio, how they contribute to our environment, and how ecologists go about studying their populations.

February 24, 2024, 10:30 am | How can paradoxes help us play a better game? – Denison University
An interactive session led by Dr. Sarah Wolff
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics at Denison University

In this session, we’ll see how paradoxes quickly appear in voting and games. See how to think carefully about games and figure out strategies…but we’ll also learn that having a strategy might not always be the best strategy!

March 16, 2024, 10:30 am | What are the jobs we can find related to STEM? – C-TEC
An interactive session led by the Department of Career Development at C-TEC of Licking County

The Career Development team at C-TEC will provide opportunities to learn about your personal learning style, where your career interests lie, and introduce a few community partners that are providing employment in STEM-related positions.

April 13, 2024, 10:30 am | How have linear motion guides transformed manufacturing and technology? – The Works
An interactive session led by THK Manufacturing of America, Inc.

In this session, we will learn about THK and their invention of the linear motion guide, how it works and how they are made. We will also explore other important parts of the company like automation and robotics and Japanese language and culture!

Full packet & schedule!

$100 per student for all 4 sessions, or $35 per each session: fee includes KTU session(s), lunch for students during the programs, and one “I am the Future of Science” t-shirt.

Registration for Kids Tech University can be done by phone,  in person at The Works or online here!

Registration cannot be completed without payment. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, a sponsorship request must be completed prior to registration. Upon review you will be notified of sponsorship status.

Students aged 9-12

Student Schedule:
10:15 am Drop Off
10:30 – 11:30 am Lecture or Tour
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 2 pm Lab Activities
2 – 2:15 pm Pickup

Contact Information:

For more information about Kids’ Tech University:
The Works
• To Register: Please call guest services at the number below
• Fill out Required Forms
• Mailing Address: 55 S. 1st Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
• Phone: 740-349-9277
• E-Mail: EmilySanderell@attheworks.org  (email required forms here)
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/attheworks
• Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm