Columbia STEM Alliance board members are excited to be helping students in Columbia, MO

A Note from Our Executive Director, Craig Adams

Do you remember all of the excitement which arose during the STEM World Cafe at Battle High School a few years ago? One of the many ideas which grew out of our discussions was to develop Jefferson Middle School into a STEM school – which it will be as of 2020! Not only is our school district making progress, but we used that same momentum to establish the Columbia STEM Alliance as a nonprofit organization to continue inspiring students.

You may remember me from teaching at the former Jeff “Junior” or as the creator of the STEAM Bus, or maybe you have no clue who I am or why I’m writing to you… So let me reintroduce myself. My name is Craig Adams and I have been appointed the Executive Director of the Columbia STEM Alliance. After retiring from 30 years in education, I wanted to help kids reach their full potential in life by providing access to valuable technology – which has been a passion of mine throughout my entire career – and which I believe the Columbia STEM Alliance can provide.

As we’re growing, I realize it’s time to get our community more involved with our initiatives so we can thrive together:

How do we plan to accomplish this?

Continue supporting Columbia College’s STEM summer camp to create a week-long, hands-on learning environment for young minds. (You can check out this year’s photos on our website.)

As we’re looking for foundational support, we’re also interested in you. Please contact me directly if you or someone you know may be interested in sponsoring or donating to our mission.

We, as a team, were inspired by your thoughts and drive during our last event and want to thank you for your involvement. We’re extremely excited about our future as an organization and what we know we can bring to Columbia’s students.

Yours digitally,
Craig Adams

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