Spokes

Spokes America is an annual student-organized program where a group of MIT and Harvard students spend their summer cycling across America to host STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning festivals for under-resourced areas. These learning festivals include fun, hands-on, and project-based workshops that introduce kids to different STEM fields from psychology to computer science to mechanical engineering. Our goal is to inspire students across the country through our biking and enthusiasm for STEM.

 

Spokes At a glance

Number of Members:

12 members in 2017-2018
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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