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. In 2023-2024, we worked 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. 

Check back for the Mean Green STEM Machine schedule for AY 2024-2025.


Contact Jim Bader ( for more information and volunteer opportunities