Welcome to the KSU and Manhattan-Ogden USD #383 STEM Institute partnership program website!
Manhattan-Ogden USD #383 and the College of Education partnered in 2011 to provide a STEM Summer Institute on the KSU campus. In June of 2011, the Institute gathered 169 6th–9th grade students, 20 USD #383 faculty and staff, 39 KSU pre-service students and staff to participate in STEM learning activities. Since 2011, STEM has experienced consistent growth in students, faculty, and partnerships. STEM 2014 opened enrollment to 5th grade students, which brought us to new levels of enrollment and enthusiasm. STEM 2015 showed a record enrollment of 349 5th–9th grade students.
Students participating in STEM enjoy a variety of field trips and experiences both on and off campus. Campus, community departments and agencies provide authentic learning experiences. For example, Riley County Police Department detectives create a crime scene each week for students to “process” as they learn about science, technology and skills involved in Crime Scene Investigations. Kansas STARBASE offer students a variety of topics with continued focus on robotics. STEM Summer Institute includes a field trip to Ft. Riley, featuring how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math connect to the military.
We hope you'll explore this site to learn more about the program and the partnership that has helped make it all happen. We also encourage you to contact us to see how you can become involved.
STEM Learns Weather
The STEM Team
Lacee B. Sell
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Manhattan-Ogden USD #383
Dr. Lori Goodson
Assistant Professor and KSU STEM Coordinator
College of Education, Kansas State University
Deb Nauerth, STEM Institute Principal
Brett Nelson, STEM Institute Principal
Duke Harmon, Technology Coordinator
Kaylee Myers, KSU Instructor