We make science exciting, interactive, and memorable for people of diverse ages and backgrounds by leading outreach events in local communities that spur passion and curiosity in the sciences.
Our STEMtors volunteers, a group entirely comprised of Chapman University undergraduate students, host activities at local outreach events that attendees may participate in to learn more about science. All of our activities have interactive elements, which means you'll never be just watching the fun, you'll be the one creating it!
Lampson Elementary STEAM Night
On December 4th, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors visited Lampson Elementary’s annual STEAM Night to demonstrate the Elephant Toothpaste experiment and make slime out of simple household ingredients. All attendees were offered periodic tables from Dr. Elaine Schwartz.
HIGHER GROUND SPRING CARNIVAL
On May 4th, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors visited Higher Ground’s annual Spring Carnival in Anaheim, CA and made slime with over 200 children at the event. Kids were able to mix their own solutions to create a colorful chunk of slime they were able to take home with them.
ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY STEAM DAY
On January 19, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors and Dr. Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith kicked off the New Year with a fun event at the Orange Public Library. Attendees were able to extract their own DNA from cheek cells and place them in a necklace to wear as a fashionable and fascinating accessory.
HIGHER GROUND SATURDAY SCHOOL
On April 21, 2018, Chapman University STEMtors visited Higher Ground’s Saturday School to demonstrate multiple science experiments. Higher Ground works with at-risk youth in Anaheim and also acts as an after-school program for many attending the nearby Lincoln High School. Kids were able to extract their own DNA and store in a necklace, create their own elephant toothpaste experiment, and learn about lasers and polarization.
Orange Public Library STEAM Day
On November 16th, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors visited Orange Public Library’s STEAM Day with Dr. Hagop Atamian to learn about plant bioengineering techniques and more. Kids were able to use different colored flashlights and glasses to detect ‘bacteria’ in tubes, learn more about how plants grow and can be bioengineered, and use microscopes to magnify and detect immature root nodules.
HIGHER GROUND FAMILY HEALTH DAY
On February 2, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors visited Higher Ground’s Family Health Day in Anaheim, CA, to show the fun of chemistry and science with the elephant toothpaste experiment.
LAMPSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STEAM NIGHT
On November 15, 2018, Chapman University STEMtors visited Lampson Elementary School for a second go at their annual STEAM Night in Garden Grove, CA. Over the course of the night, Chapman STEMtors demonstrated the elephant toothpaste experiment for over 200 students and parents.
HIGHER GROUND FAMILY HEALTH DAY
On February 24, 2018, Chapman University STEMtors visited Higher Ground’s Family Health Day in Anaheim, CA, to show the fun of chemistry and science with the elephant toothpaste experiment. Students were able to conduct their own elephant toothpaste experiments with the help of Chapman STEMtors volunteers.
Girl Scouts "Ask a Scientist" Night
On November 15th, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors visited Girl Scouts of Orange County’s STEAM Night in Irvine, CA, and hosted four stations after participating in a student panel. Girl Scouts were able to ask questions about STEM fields, design their own parachutes, create functioning hand and heart models, and code their own stories and adventures.
OPEN SESAME CODING FOR KIDS
On February 1, 2019, Chapman University STEMtors visited Mercy House in Santa Ana, CA, to teach coding to kids. Mercy House is a non-profit organization that aims to be a leader in ending homelessness in the community. Children learned more about programming and were able to finish code for minigames like Angry Birds and Scrat's Acorn.
GIRL SCOUT'S "ASK A SCIENTIST" NIGHT
On October 19, 2018, Chapman University STEMtors visited the Girl Scouts of Orange County and hosted multiple tables of fun activities, ranging from engineering Bristle Bots, a Hurricane experiment, and structural engineering lab.
Portola Hills Elementary STEAM Night
On November 3rd, 2017, Chapman University STEMtors visited Portola Hills Elementary School’s STEAM Night in Lake Forest, CA, to host a Q&A panel and lead activities such as Bristle Bots and a Tornado Lab demonstrating basics of STEM subjects.