PEAR-STEM celebrates the role of family and community in education. It hosted several weeks of events to encourage elementary, middle school and high school students to learn more about STEM and inspire passions in the area.

It hosted three STEM Saturdays to teach elementary students about mechanical engineering, middle school students like mathematics and high school students mathematics for engineers. Elementary students experimented with pulley designs and ramp slopes as well as simple machines to investigate the properties of polyhedral shapes. The high school students investigated motion and graphs by using video.

The program is sponsored in part by the Chancellor’s Call to Action to address Racial & Social Injustice. The project is titled “Partnerships in Equity, Access, and Representation in STEM (PEAR-STEM).”