To engage and inspire learners of all ages and backgrounds to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mind-Stretching Fun® • Respect • Integrity and Ethics • Community
Sci-Tech serves 50,000 visitors on-site and off-site each year, and many participants are kids in targeted outreach programs in underserved areas. Our educators travel to groups around North Texas to deliver TEKS-aligned programs during and after school. Many programs are presented over several weeks, months or years to build and reinforce skills and confidence and promote STEM pathways for high school and beyond.
ELEMENTARY STEM PROGRAMS
MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM PROGRAMS
All participants benefit from the generous support of our sponsors and community partners that keep admission and program fees low.
WHY WE DO IT
With the generous support of our partners we bring innovative learning to kids in North Texas to build their STEM skills and confidence and spark their interest in pursuing STEM careers. Research shows that students who envision a career in a STEM field at age 13 are two to three times more likely to earn college degrees in STEM, so we seek to inspire kids while they are in elementary and middle school.
Since STEM jobs pay up to 40% more than non-STEM jobs, the spark that Sci-Tech provides helps to transform our participants’ lives by addressing career inspiration for their future economic stability.
HOW CAN PARTNERS GET INVOLVED
We welcome the chance to work together with individuals, companies and foundations to nurture kids’ curiosity and learning around STEM topics. We also work with our partners to involve their employees in inspirational sessions that introduce our student participants to people already working in STEM fields.
Let us know if you would like to be contacted about this HERE.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. became a 501(c)3 organization in 2004 after five years as an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County. Preview exhibits in the summers of 2004 and 2005, and various community and school events from 2006-2009 grew an enthusiastic audience of kids, families and educators. In 2010 Sci-Tech opened its doors in Frisco with generous support from the City of Frisco Community Development Corporation, many corporate sponsors, foundations and individuals.