Did You Know: Leonard Gelfand STEM Center

Learning isn’t limited to graduate and undergraduate students at CWRU. Students of all ages learn—and have fun—on campus through programs from the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center.

The center strives to connect Case Western Reserve University to youth in our community by hosting a number of events year-round, particularly in the summer months. Programs offered through the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center are designed to engage students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade in science and engineering. Additionally, the center prioritizes diversity, providing all students with opportunities to pursue STEM education and careers.

To achieve this, the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center establishes programs in local schools, offers professional development to local teachers and hosts events on the CWRU campus and around Cleveland. One of the center’s summer events, Shipwreck Camp, begins next week and will let students virtually explore a shipwreck in Lake Erie.

This camp is just one of a number of programs the center hosts in the summer. Another is the Kelleys Island Collaborative, which brings teachers and students to Kelleys Island to research freshwater issues. Both programs are intended to develop students’ interest in STEM fields, while also providing a fun educational experience.

To learn more about the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center and its initiatives, visit gelfand.case.edu.