Experiment. Design. Discover. Repeat.

It’s time to encounter Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math firsthand. Outside of the classroom, our programs provide access to a new generation of tools and resources – and the opportunity to experience the value of hands-on learning. We offer numerous interactive workshops for students and teachers to explore the STEAM disciplines from new perspectives.

For Students

AmpItUp explore the inner workings of the batteries and circuits that power our daily activities.

Discover your passions and design your future at Project Inquiry, an innovative eight-month program for high school sophomores that explores concepts in engineering, design, technology,…

Turn your imagination into science at Polymer Play. Classroom hypotheses become material experiments when you create your own polymers.

Let’s take a selfie – of your DNA. At DNA Selfie, a girl-focused workshop, create a new kind of self-portrait by examining what makes you…

Play with your food and experiment with your senses in Taste Test, a five week summer program. Learn about the factors that affect flavor, explore…

Ever wonder what it’s like to pitch to a “shark tank”? What about examining cells so you can understand and treat illnesses? Or managing a…

For Teachers

The FirstHand Teachers Institute focuses on understanding the 21st century career and workplace skills that today’s students need to be successful. This three day, experiential…

Ever wonder what it’s like to pitch to a “shark tank”? What about examining cells so you can understand and treat illnesses? Or managing a…