STEM Bicycle Club

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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

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

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STEM Bicycle Club Partners


 

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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


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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)

WCPO Article – Spring 2016 bicycles rolling!

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)