It all started with a question: How can we help students in our community learn about STEM?
The answer from many local educators was access to more science materials. Dr. Universe wants to make sure kids (our future scientists and engineers) have the materials they need to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Ask Dr. Universe is based out of Washington State University, a public research university committed to a tradition of service and access to education.
When is the STEM Supply Drive?
Wednesday, March 14 (Pi Day) through Monday, April 30.
What kind of items can I donate?
We’re collecting every day items from Play-Doh and toothpicks to robotics kits to paper products.
Questions? Contact Rachel Webber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plastic Condiment Cups
1/2 inch wide straws
D Cell batteries
Coin Cell batteries
Battery holders w/ alligator clips
Neodymium Magnets- 5 magnets
100 mL graduated cylinder
Kids books about scientists/inventors
Legos, old or new
No nonsense nylon kneesocks- 10 pair value, 4 boxes
Empty plastic water bottles
Other kinds of recyclables that can be used for tinkering and engineering!
Big Wish Items (You can find more details on these items on the Wish List here!)
Magnetic Tiles Blocks STEM Set
Ozobot Bit Classroom Kit
Ozobot Markers Set
Snap Circuit Student Kit
Raspberry Pi3 Sparkfun Starter Kit
Primary Colors of Light, Light Blox
SRA Science Cards- McGraw Hill Curriculum Grades 3-6
Medium bottle of ferrofluid
LEGO Basic Bricks
Where will items go?
This year the items will go to local schools, libraries, and after-school programs in the Pullman-area. If you would like to be future recipient of materials, let us know via e-mail.
Where can I drop off an item?
Neill Public Library- Front Desk
Moscow Public Library- Front Desk
Whitman County Library, Colfax- Front Desk
Pullman Schools PTA/Pullman Parks and Recreation- Front Desk
The MILL, University of Idaho Library- Front Desk
Jefferson Elementary School- Front Office
Hulbert Hall- Room 421
Thompson Hall- Room 309
Compton Union Building- Lower 45
Todd Hall- Room 570
Information Technology Building- Room 2013B
Northwest Public Broadcasting, Murrow West- Room 327
PACCAR Building- Outside the IDEX Collaboratory in the lobby
Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Office- Wegner 105
Voiland Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Building- EME 102
WSU Office of Research, Lighty 280, Front Desk
Pullman City Hall- Administration, Finance, Human Resources Office
Spokane Falls Community College, Student Lounge, Pullman Campus
My organization/department would like to help or host a drop-off box.
That’s awesome. E-mail Dr.Universe@wsu.edu for more info.
The STEM Supply Drive is based out of University Marketing and Communications. A friendly-reminder: University funds cannot be used to purchase items. Policies for University Surplus Property are here.