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Causes: Adult Education, Children & Youth, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Youth Development

Mission: The iSPACE mission is to make STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning exciting and to promote STEM career awareness, through interactive programs for students, educators and families in the Greater Cincinnati Region.

Results: • For the 2018/19 school year, iSPACE served approximately 33,000 people – 29,400 students (grades K-12) as well as 3,600 adults. In addition, we conducted 1 iSEA’s (iSPACE STEM Educator Academies) for 9 Northern Kentucky Teachers in grade 4. • For the 2018/19 school year, iSPACE set a goal of providing programs to 150 low income classes at substantially reduced cost. In total, we were able to serve 154 classes thanks to grants from the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the Charles H. Dater Foundation, the Western & Southern Financial Fund, General Motors Community Impact Grant, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Supporting Educational Success RFP and the Engineer and Scientist Foundation of Cincinnati. • For the 2018/19 school year, we conducted over 450 programs, an 8% increase over 2017/18.

Target demographics: iSPACE makes learning exciting and promotes STEM career awareness through interactive programs for students, educators, families and corporations in the Greater Cincinnati Region

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 30,000 students

Geographic areas served: The greater Cincinnati Region

Programs: field trips, in-school and after-school programs, summer camps, robotics competitions and other programs that stimulate interest in STEM and develop pathways to STEM careers.

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Rating: 5

iSPACE serves over 27,500 K-12 students and 5,500 adults from the Cincinnati area with Science and Technology programs held outside of the school classroom that are engaging and fun in everyway.
When schools are in session, iSPACE offers students and educators field trips that inspire a love of STEM learning . These unique programs are interactive, engaging, and designed to align with STEM curriculum standards across grade levels.
During the summer, iSPACE runs week long summer camps that teach students how to think and work like engineers and scientists. These hands-on programs have themes like Radical Rockets, TETRIX robots, Forensic Fun, BioBots and LEGO WeDo.
iSPACE also hosts and supports K-12 FIRST robotics programs FIRST Lego League, FIRST Lego League Jr and FIRST Tech Challenge. Students are given a yearly challenge and compete in tournaments to gain real-world application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts.
iSPACE has some much to offer as a means to engage our student in STEM and become the problem solvers of tomorrow.