Category Archives: featured projects

Summer Of STEM

36 Partners will run Summer of STEM camps in 2018!

C-STEM Girl Camp

Computer Science Camp

Introduction to STEM: Design and Making Camp

STEAM Academy: Rockin’ Robots Camp

STEM Bicycle Club

Check-out the gameplan for Summer of STEM 2018

Out of school kids often forget what they’ve learned, resulting in summer learning loss or the “summer slide.”


Summer of STEM creates opportunities for students to explore STEM learning and careers specifically during the summer months. GCSC focuses most on students who are diverse, economically disadvantaged, and/or otherwise under-served.

Review the Summer of STEM 2017 Impact Brief here

Summer of STEM 2017 mini-grant map 

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Final Brief Summer of STEM 2016

August 10 Learning Community Debrief

IGNITE Engineering Report

Summer of STEM WVXU Interview

CincyArtsandSTEM Events and Activities  

Summer of STEM adds fun learning to students’ carefree months out of the classroom

New Summer of STEM program takes off in Cincinnati

2016 Summer of STEM Mini-Grants 

Summer of STEM Twitter Feed


SoS Sponsors Partners

3d Printers Club

Students design solutions to real-life problems and print them right in the classroom!

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2017-2018 3d Printers Clubs and STEM Bicycle Clubs

See Hyde Park School 3d Printers Club here

Read about 2016-2017 3d Printers Clubs here

Read about Greater Cincinnati’s first-ever 3d Printers Showcase here

The GCSC 3d Printers Club is a “heads on, hands on” project; it uses an exciting, hot new technology to engage middle school students . . . .3D printers! After school, at school students design their very own 3D objects. The GCSC 3d Printers Club curriculum reinforces math and science principles taught during the school day. Through the involvement of volunteer coaches and STEM professionals who use 3D printing in the workplace, the club also exposes students to STEM career possibilities.

Student results include:

  • 55% increased technical skills
  • 40% saw 3d printers as a way to address real-world problems
  • 17% increased understanding of STEM usefulness and application
  • 15% increased ability to look at a situation in several different ways
  • 12% increased understanding in the value of learning new technology

Not a current partner and want to get involved?  Contact gcscstemed@gmail. today!

2016-2017 3d Printers Clubs and STEM Bicycle Clubs

3d Printers Club Twitter Feed

2015-2016 Impact Report

Into it


3d Printers Club Spotlights

GE Additive Video “Leveling the Printing Field” featuring  Cincinnati Public Schools (Hyde Park School) teacher Jessica Hughes and her students

3-D Printing Club Teaching Innovation

STEM Clubs Set Students on Path for Lucrative Careers

STEM Clubs set students on path for lucrative careers

Thanks to Best Buy and UC CECH for Fueling Local Economy

2016 Best Buy Awards GCSC grant to continue operations of local 3D Printer Clubs 

Holmes Middle School (Covington) 3d Printers Club

Educational Enthusiasm STEMming from the Third Dimension

Awesome pictures from the Corryville Catholic 3d Printers Club (UC Students volunteered here!)

Women of United Way of Greater Cincinnati at South Avondale 3d Printers Club

2015 Soapbox Media Article Covering the 3d Printers Club

River City News Article about the 3d Printers Club

Designer in Action

3dP Sponsors Partners





Girls in STEM


Here’s why GCSC supports Girls in STEM.  Thank you Always and Walmart for making such an important video.


GE Additive Video “Leveling the Printing Field” featuring  Cincinnati Public Schools (Hyde Park School) 3d Printers Club teacher Jessica Hughes and her girl students

Leading an all-girls STEM club or camp?  Here are some tips to help

Woman in STEM Interview with recent University of Cincinnati Graduate Stephanie H.

Greater Cincinnati’s first-ever Greenlight for Girls Day Cincinnati

Girls in STEM Video by Jenny Beruscha, UC DAAP Graduate

Tami and Kylie

GiS Collaborators Mar 13

STEM Bicycle Club


The GCSC STEM Bicycle Club is a “heads on, hands on” project that engages middle school students for 10 weeks in the after-school environment. Students break down and re-assemble bicycles they get to keep. The STEM Bicycle Club builds student confidence and problem solving skills while reinforcing and bringing relevance to math and science principles taught during the school day. Through the involvement of community mentors and coaches, the club also exposes students to STEM career possibilities.  

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Student results include:

  • 24% increased interest in STEM careers
  • 11% increased interest to work in teams
  • 10% improved understanding of the value to learn new technologies and math

Video Spotlight:  STEM Bicycle Club Teachers

Video Spotlight:  STEM Bicycle Club Mentoring

2017-2018 STEM Bicycle Clubs and 3d Printers Clubs

2016-2017 Impact Report

Student-Driven Learning in STEM Bike Camp! 

Video:  STEM Bicycle Club . . . in club members’ words

WCPO Celebration 2017 Coverage

2015-2016 Impact Report

2016-2017 STEM Bicycle Clubs and 3d Printers Clubs


SBC Partners & Sponsors Mar 2018



shared2Dave Huff Riding Foward“My time at Ockerman Middle was an amazing experience.  Coming into the STEM Bicycle Club as the ‘bicycle professional’ I was very excited to get to work with the students and teach them about not only bike maintenance, but the engineering associated with making them work.I think the most inspiring aspect for me was seeing all 16 students engaged in the program and wanting to learn more.  Watching them go from virtually no tool or mechanical knowledge on week 1, to successfully solving issues with their bikes on Week 10 during the test rides was awesome.  I can’t wait to do it again.”Dave Huff, Executive Director at Riding Forward and Ockerman Middle School Volunteer Bicycle Expert, Spring, 2015


working on their bike 2“The skill-building and mentorship the STEM Bicycle Club provides builds the students’ confidence and inspires them to pursue challenging high school curriculum, higher education and careers. They’re learning that STEM careers are really within their reach and their possibilities are endless,” Dr. Kathie Maynard, Assistant Dean for Innovations and Community Partnerships, University of Cincinnati, and GCSC Convener


Mason County Middle School Article

WCPO Celebration 2017 Coverage

Soapbox Media Article – 2017

STEM Bicycle Club Twitter Feed

STEM Bicycle Club Club Concludes Program with UC Bike Ride & Celebration!

WLWT News 5 STEM Collaborative Teachers Kids to Build their own Bicycles

Ford Retiree Volunteers at the Goshen Middle School STEM Bicycle Club

2016 STEM Bicycle Clubs (18 clubs across 3 Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio)

Campbell students learn by building bicycles

Campbell students learn by building bicycles (Alexandria Recorder)

Cincinnati Magazine Article

Kentucky Teacher Article

Soapbox Media Article -2015

Cincinnati Public Schools Article

United Way of Greater Cincinnati Article

STEM Bicycle Club Twitter Feed (1 of 2)

STEM Bicycle Club Twitter Feed (2 of 2)