The inspiration for d.loft STEM is the "Design for the Other 90% Movement,” which consists of engineers, designers, scientists, technologists, architects, and mathematicians engaged in designing low-cost innovative solutions for large portion of the world’s population who do not have access to basic services and products.
Educating Young STEM Thinkers: A university course focusing on the intersection of STEM, design thinking, and middle school mentorship
Professional Community Building: d.loft STEM hosts design thinking professional development and outreach workshops for K-12 educators with a focus on building 21st century thinking skills
Camps, Afterschool, Summer: Middle school students learn about STEM careers and design thinking in out-of-school sessions
Research: d.loft STEM research team investigates the intersection of design thinking, STEM learning, STEM careers and mentorship