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. 

STEAM logo-01

Maker Madness is back and madder than ever! Save the Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Maker Madness fair! This free, hands-on educational event for students and their families offers an interactive, museum-like experience that is equal parts demonstration (teaching) and experimentation (creation and play). The all-day event targets school-age children, especially those who do not have broad access to technology in their homes, or all who want to try their hands at designing, creating and building projects under the tutelage of STEAM experts from the school district and community. Held at Columbia High School, Maker Madness offers activity stations such as electronics demolition, kinetic sculpture, hoverboards, soldering, coding, bridge building, beekeeping, open mic recording sessions, and more. And don’t forget the fan favorite bubble machine!

Hosted by Achieve at the end of April since 2015, the event is planned and carried out by more than 100 volunteers. If you can help oversee a maker station, sell concessions or do one of the many volunteer jobs needed that day, please sign up here.

More than 1,200 students and adults participate every year. Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Watch the 2018 Maker Madness Video!