STEAM Education

The Achieve Foundation promotes access to experience-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) education for all students at all grade levels – including maker spaces, robotics, computer programming, CAD design, technology, bioinformatics and more. STEAM education combines art and creativity with new technology in all subject areas.

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Maker Madness is Back!

For 2021, Achieve’s popular family-friendly event moves from the CHS cafeteria to your kitchen table, with FREE hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Join us for a fun day that will include:

  • take-home maker kits to be picked up at various SOMa locations (including A Paper Hat, the Maplewood Memorial Libraries, Finlay + Gage, Oh! Canary, Sadie’s, Kitchen ala Mode, and more)
  • outdoor STEM demonstrations (socially-distanced on Ritzer field)
  • Geo-Cache Adventure. Get to know MapSO in a whole new way with this easy and fun scavenger hunt. Start at the Baird and follow a QR code at each location that will lead to the next adventure, a total of 15 locations. All you will need is a mobile phone with a map app, a QR code scanner and internet connection. The adventure takes about 1 hour & 15 minutes if you are walking. Get started here,
  • online coding fun with CodeJoy. Register for Robot Aerobics today and you’ll receive a link Friday 4/23 to join the class. Space is limited so sign up now for the 10AM class here or for the 3PM class here.


Can’t get enough?  Check out these OYO (on your own) hands-on activities and experiments to try at home!

And here are a few more old favorites from 2020:

Achieve is able to bring FREE events like Maker Madness to the community thanks to the support of our Sustaining Sponsors and the generosity of our Honor Roll donors.

Watch the 2018 Maker Madness Video!