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Hope Center for STEM Inquiry (CSI)

promoting innovation in STEM education
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


Middle School Girls
Engineering Day!

Explore the Impact of Engineering
on Your Environment

Join us Saturday, February 21st
9 am - 1pm
for hands-on fun, exploration and discussion with female engineering students.

All girls in grades 6-8 are invited -
Register here!

$15 at the door - no one turned away if unable to pay

Sponsored by the Hope College
Society of Women Engineering Students
Questions? csi@hope.edu 616.395.7924


Stay tuned - Summer Academy Registration starts February 2nd.


Math and Sports
Explore the math and science behind sports and meet professionals using these skills everyday.

Love computers - want to learn how to control them? This programming class is for you.

Summer Science Half Day Middle School Academies (through Science Camps!)
From video game making to lunar exploration, check out the summer science academies just for middle school ages.



Air Quality Monitoring
Build and program your own air quality monitor to use in your neighborhood.

3D Printing
3D printing has amazing potential. Learn to design and print your own creations.

Microcontrollers and programming
Logic, control, coding - explore several methods for your own programming and microcontroller circuit design.

Watershed Investigations
Learn how to applying their science to understand the watershed and help the local community address issues of concern with a "hands-on" approach.

Engineering the Future
Engage in the engineering design process to create your own electronic device.


Watershed Investigations - @Kalamazoo Nature Center
Introduce your students to the science of watershed life and chemistry through hands-on inquiry based projects.

Molecular Modeling -
Computational science and modeling (CSM) has become a critical element in essentially all fields of science.

Dune Measurements –
Train to use the GigaPan photographic system to monitor sand accumulation and erosion in open sand regions along the Lake Michigan shoreline.  

Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies –
Pre-K through 12th grade educators can teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social sciences through the captivating story of monarch.

Homeschool parents and students welcome.

The Center for STEM Inquiry is funded as part of the Hope College Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program (HHMI). CSI programs thank the generous support of

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