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OUR MISSION

Chapman STEMtors is a student organization whose members are passionate about youth mentorship in the sciences. STEMtors was created to expose local youth to science through memorable first-hand experiences.

 

Since the start of our organization in 2017, we have participated in over 20 youth outreach events reaching over 2,000 children. Want to join us in our efforts?

 
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.