Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio
Inspiring tribal youth and providing tools for success!
Welcome to Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio!
We are an award winning, grassroots community led program founded by members of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe in STEM careers on a mission to increase our communities understanding of STEM, while providing STEM opportunities to our tribal youth and community. We are located in the Columbus and Bladen Counties of North Carolina, but reach our tribal members wherever they call home.
"Since our founding in January 2020, we have provided over 35 STEM events to the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal community, engaged with more than 1,000 tribal community members, provided $10,000 in STEM Kits to tribal youth, built 31 partnerships with supporting organizations at zero cost to tribal community members."
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to increase STEM awareness and opportunities within the Waccamaw Siouan tribal community through engagement in community-led STEM programming at zero cost to community members and honoring the family unit. Our programs are built on an Indigenous framework that focuses on giving and removing barriers for the community, including the use of technology to reach tribal members outside our territory. We support native owned businesses and continue to invest back into our community, while serving as a vehicle for non-native led organizations, businesses, and schools to engage with tribal youth in STEM. Our vision is to provide a steady variety of STEM activities and opportunities to the tribal community through ongoing family engagement.
Inside STEM Studio
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