• The STEAM Bus

    Our STEAM Bus is an integral part of the “makerspace movement” found in many of Columbia’s elementary and middle schools.

  • Coding with micro:bits

    We want to introduce more students to computer science, allowing them to progress to more advanced robotics programming and construction using the BBC micro:bit.

  • Girls in STEM

    We’ll be working with teachers, administrators and counselors to engage middle school girls in classroom STEM programs and special events.

  • Summer STEM Camp

    The Columbia STEM Alliance is actively working with local organizations to provide summer STEM opportunities to students who otherwise cannot
    access or afford these opportunities.

Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM)

The goal of the Columbia STEM Alliance is to connect students, teachers, and parents to STEM opportunities and create a high level of STEM literacy. By providing free or cost-effective resources and events to our community, we will accelerate STEM engagement and improve outcomes for under-represented and under-resourced populations.

During the 2017-2018 school year:


kids worked inside our STEAM Bus


students received micro:bits through partnerships and donations


female middle school students participated in the Girls in STEM Initiative


students attended the STEM Summer Camp at Columbia College