STEM Programs & Events

The Great Lakes Bay Region is home to a plethora of programs and events related to science, technology, engineering, and math. You can view our curated list of great programs and events below.

Science Sunday!

Come view a live science demonstration and learn how it works! Every other Sunday!
When: Sun November 13 2016 1:00 PM - Sun December 31 2017 2:00 PM
Where: Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Come Join the Maker Moverment!

The maker space at CMU will be open at least one evening a month from 4–7 p.m. for middle school students. This open make time will be monitored by staff who will provide students with a rotating menu of projects to work on.

Fall 2017
Upcoming dates:
• September 6th
• October 4th
• November 1st
• December 6th (always from 4–7 p.m.)

Registration for September 6th Open Make is now open.

Please contact Ashley O'Neil, biede1aj@cmich.edu, with any questions.?



When: Wed September 6 4:00 PM - Wed December 6 7:00 PM

For Young Students: Goldiblox Engineering

The event is designed for girls to experience engineering using kits designed just for them. The girls will work in small groups with a pre-service teacher to engineer a solution to one of Goldie's problems. Kits and all materials will be available for students to use.
When: Sat October 21 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Central Michigan University, Education and Human Services Building, Rm 134

For Young Students: Goldiblox Engineering

The event is designed for girls to experience engineering using kits designed just for them. The girls will work in small groups with a pre-service teacher to engineer a solution to one of Goldie's problems. Kits and all materials will be available for students to use.
When: Sat October 21 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Central Michigan University, Education and Human Services Building, Rm 134

For Families: Mask-or-Made

Bring your creative minds to this event that brings an air of mystery and intrigue to the makerspace. Use a variety of materials and technology to create a one-of-a-kind mask. Movement, electricity and laser etching are just some of the ways in which you can customize your creation. Your choices determine your challenge for this make and take event.

This is appropriate for first through sixth grade students with a parent. One parent may attend with up to three students. Sign up for a 90 minute time slot, make at your own pace and leave with your creation when you are finished. Space is limited, so register today.
When: Sat October 21 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Central Michigan University, Education and Human Services Building, Rm 134

For Young Students: Goldiblox Engineering

The event is designed for girls to experience engineering using kits designed just for them. The girls will work in small groups with a pre-service teacher to engineer a solution to one of Goldie's problems. Kits and all materials will be available for students to use.
When: Sat October 21 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

For Families: Mask-or-Made

Bring your creative minds to this event that brings an air of mystery and intrigue to the makerspace. Use a variety of materials and technology to create a one-of-a-kind mask. Movement, electricity and laser etching are just some of the ways in which you can customize your creation. Your choices determine your challenge for this make and take event.

This is appropriate for first through sixth grade students with a parent. One parent may attend with up to three students. Sign up for a 90 minute time slot, make at your own pace and leave with your creation when you are finished. Space is limited, so register today.

$10 due on the day of the event
When: Sat October 21 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Central Michigan University, Education and Human Services Building, Rm 134