Spokes

Spokes is a team of seven Harvard, Columbia, and MIT students who are cycling from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC on a quest to show kids how much fun learning can be. In 10-15 cities along our way the team will organize "learning festivals." Each learning festival will consist of four hands-on, project-based classes taught by students passionate about their respective fields. The bicycling component makes this a great example project to show to the students. 

 

Spokes At a glance

Number of Members:

18 members in 2013-2014
Team leaders: 
  • Emma Benjaminson
Year began: 
2013
Advisors: 
J. Kim Vandiver
Sandra Lipnoski
Location: 
From San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC and points in between
Team goals
  1. Share our enthusiasm for STEM subjects with middle school students.
  2. Empower students to be self-driven, creative and curious learners who will teach themselves. 
  3. To change the way scientists and engineers are perceived in society, so that they are seen as athletic, active and adventurous. 

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