KC STEM Stories

A community outreach program started before the pandemic is proving to make a big difference for residents of one local retirement community. Team 2410 The Metal Mustangs offered open “Tech Talk Hours” to residents of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kan., to help with tasks...

The FIRST robotics community is known for its core values—including innovation and impact (applying what’s learned to improve the world). And although the season may be suspended, local teams are still innovating to find ways to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sajon Seaberg is...

The Center for Architecture & Design teamed up with the KC STEM Alliance to share career opportunities in the design fields with more than 250 metro students enrolled in Project Lead The Way's Civil Engineering & Architecture course. Students started the day with a look at...

Chayanne Sandoval-Williams was just named a 2019 National Center for Women and Information Technology Award winner; she's the only one in our area. Watch her story via Fox 4's Reaching for Excellence series: Chayanne was among many young women receiving honors from the NCWIT Western Missouri...

Knob Noster team’s invention is now on board all B-2 Stealth Bombers Sometimes the most amazing part of an engineering challenge is not the solution itself, but the process and players involved. Late last year, Brigadier General John Nichols, Commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force...

Seventeen-year-old Jasmine Bailey is learning how to install electrical boxes and frame windows, but what she really wants to do is study sharks as a marine biologist. “I know, it sounds crazy, and it’s the total opposite way, but I’ve always wanted to become that,” said...

Christina Chandler joins the KC STEM Alliance team as FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Junior Partner for the Kansas City region. With more than eight years of working with all levels of FIRST in her work with the Center and Kansas City Missouri School...

Thanks NBC Action News for this great profile of one of the Kansas City region's rising STEM stars: ...