The Mean Green STEM Machine was founded in 2012, via a Cleveland Public Library innovation grant, in conjunction with Dr. Ina Martin from the MORE Center. The program is operated in partnership with the Fulton Branch of the Cleveland Public Library and is designed to provide area students with early exposure to a variety of STEM topics, build awareness of career opportunities in STEM, and introduce students to diverse STEM practitioners. Currently, we are working with a 4th grade classroom from Garden Christian Academy, but all students are welcome to join us on Thursday afternoons from 2-3 pm.

Since its inception, the MGSM has grown to include collaborations with the Gelfand STEM Center and an array of partners from CWRU and the greater northeastern Ohio scientific community. Dr. Ina Martin and Jim Bader (Gelfand STEM Center) serve as program coordinators and organize 16 programs a year, where MGSM volunteers deliver STEM-based, hands on activities. 

The Mean Green STEM Machine meets Thursday afternoons from 2-3 pm in the Community Room at the Fulton Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.

Meeting dates for fall 2023 are:

October 12, 19, 26, 2023

November 2, 9, 16, 30, 2023

December 7, 2023


Contact Jim Bader ( for more information and volunteer opportunities