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Mean Green STEM Machine

Center staff collaborate with the MORE Center and other campus partners at CWRU to deliver STEM-based hands on activities at the Fulton Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. The program is designed to provide Cleveland students in grades 2-7 with early exposure to a variety of STEM topics, build awareness of career opportunities in STEM, and introduce diverse STEM practitioners. The Mean Green STEM Machine meets Thursday afternoons from 4-6 pm from October to November and February to March.

2017-2018 ScheduleMeen Green mind control

October 5       Tornado proof houses (Ina Martin, Bree Christie, CWRU)

October 12     Volcanoes! (Laura Bruckman, CWRU)

October 19     SLIME: Plastic elastic polymers (Regan Silvestri, NASA)

October 26     Brains and neuroscience (Bree Christie, CWRU)

November 2   Snack food failure (Jennifer Carter, CWRU)

November 9   An epic jewel heist: Lasers and fog (Mike McMaster, Kyle Peters, CWRU)

November 16 Light and Spectroscopy

February 1     TBDMeen Green design challenge

February 8     TBD

February 15   Water or oil? (Emily Pentzer, CWRU)

February 22   TBD

March 1         TBD

March 8         TBD

March 15       TBD

March 22       TBD


Contact Ina Martin ( or Bree Christie ( for more information.

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