HipScience, an embedded sensor company, is making its Mantis STEM kits with sensor and associated curriculum available to at least 75 U.S. schools in 2016 through its STEM Advantage Program as part of the White House Science Fair kickoff and its STEM for All initiative.
Each kit will include one Mantis sensor, along with curriculum specific to the sensor’s purpose. The curriculum will include a lesson or series of lessons authored and vetted by teachers or subject matter experts. There will be an online teacher training session for the donation recipients.
Adults ages 18 and over may nominate a K-12 school or STEM camp to receive a Mantis STEM sensor and accompanying curriculum. By spreading the word and getting 24 more people to nominate the same school or STEM Camp, their school or camp will be placed on the donor recipient list. That list will be presented on the MantisOpenStem.com website and social media pages, crowdfunding pages and affiliated shopping cart checkout pages. There, shoppers and donors can select and make a donation of at least one kit to any school or camp on the list. At the end of the campaign, schools that received a donation will be sent their sensors, curriculum and training schedule.
Click here to make a nomination. HipScience will begin taking donations as soon as it has at least one qualified nominee.