The Future STEM Gen project will empower youth from low socioeconomic status regions to gain leadership and STEM skills and address local and global challenges.
Students will be provided with STEM maker kits for projects that genuinely contribute to their community, themed around smart gardens, sustainable energy sources and water purification. Instructions, and advice on implementation for specific projects within these areas will be provided, but flexibility will be maintained so that communities may tailor the projects to what is most relevant to them.
They will be supported in the development of these projects through mentoring by STEM educators including First Nations scientists.
The students will film the various stages of their projects and develop these as teaching resources for longevity of the Future STEM Gen projects. They will also use these recordings to showcase their achievements online (e.g. YouTube, Instagram).