• Tulsa's STEMcell Science Shop opens in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood

    By: Megan McClellan

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    • The STEMcell Science Shop opens in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood
    • Owners hope to increase the interest in STEM ideas for neighborhood kids
    • Different events and after-school activities will be available 

    As the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood continues to grow in Midtown Tulsa, a business we first told you about in August will be opening their doors.

    The STEMcell Science Shop is opening their second location in order to grow and bring some educational STEM programs and something for kids to do after school.

    STEM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math".

    Terry Mudge tells FOX23 that they plan to host chemistry workshops, more astronomy nights and several different rotating exhibits that they hope will capture the imagination and show how cool STEM can be.

    Interest in STEM has seen a growth in the last few years, especially for females. The Girl Scouts added badges for STEM and the Eastern Oklahoma council is one of nine piloting a space science program.

    It isn't just the Girl Scouts that are growing this interest. NASA is teaming up with Snoopy while Mattel created a new Barbie that is a robotics engineer.

     

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