Category Archives: featured projects

Summer Of STEM

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.

Read about the 2nd annual End of Summer / Back to School STEM Festival here!

Thank you, Summer of STEM 2019 Festival Exhibitors! Montage #1 Montage #2

Check out this great line-up of summer 2019 GCSC-supported camps!

Summer of STEM 2018 Impact Brief

Check-out the full Summer of STEM 2018 gameplan

Girls in STEM do Summer of STEM

Summer of STEM WVXU Interview

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

New Summer of STEM program takes off in Cincinnati

Summer of STEM Twitter Feed

3d Printers Club

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

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.

2019-2020 3d Printers Clubs and STEM Bicycle Clubs

2018-2019 Impact Brief

Bethel-Tate Student Reporters’ Coverage of the 3d Printers Showcase

University of Cincinnati Coverage of the 2019 3d Printers Showcase (scroll to 2nd article)

Check out this photo album of the 2019 3d Printers Showcase

2019 3d Printers Showcase – GCSC Summary

Video featuring the Bond Hill Academy 3d Printers Club

2018-2019 3d Printers Clubs Map (they’re all over the region!)

“Learning to Create” 3d Printers Club Video 

2018 3d Printers Showcase – Part II

2018 3d Printers Showcase – Part I

Student Project

See Hyde Park School 3d Printers Club here


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

Girls in STEM

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.  

6th Annual STEM Bicycle Club Event at University of Cincinnati with 16 school programs throughout the greater Cincinnati area. © Malinda Hartong, Hartong Digital Media

2019-2020 STEM Bicycle Clubs and 3d Printers Clubs

2018-2019 Impact Brief

Read about the 6th annual STEM Bicycle Club Celebration here

Check the STEM Bicycle Club Celebration 2019 photo album!

Feature – Ockerman Middle School STEM Bicycle Clubs (there are two!)

Feature – Ford Motor Company Women in Manufacturing and Princeton Middle School Students

A Mentor-Mentee Story We Just Love

Video Spotlight:  STEM Bicycle Club Teachers

Video Spotlight:  STEM Bicycle Club Mentoring

Video Spotlight: Isaiah’s Story 

Video Spotlight:  Taft IT High School  Club “Nerd Girls Riding STEM”

Student-Driven Learning in STEM Bike Camp! 

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

WCPO Celebration 2017 Coverage


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)