Imagine a dress that can change colors based on its surroundings or holograms that can transform any room into a ecstatic dance party. These are just some of the ideas and creative projects that the members of Flower STEM want to make a reality. Over the summer, we completed our first two creative projects. The first project were our murals for mental health at Eleanor Roosevelt High School where our members used their artistic skills to make a difference in the community. The second project was The mXRket, a virtual night market created through a combination of interactive projection art and virtual reality which we showcased to the public at the NextNOW Festival.
We were able to fund these projects through the generous support of the campus and extended community and we'd like to do it again! We are raising $2,500 to cover the costs associated with materials, transportation and training needed for our members to pursue their passion projects in the intersection of the arts and the sciences. If we reach our goals, we can support our creators and showcase their hard work at future events that will benefit the community. Thank you for your support!
Flower STEM is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting creativity within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by showcasing interdisciplinary applications where STEM and artistry collide. We want to change the stigma that STEM is restrictive, convoluted, and monotonous by promoting diverse and inviting atmospheres. Our members design and showcase creative projects where they can explore new concepts and learn the skills they want for their careers in a creative and fun manner. To encourage our members to blossom further, Flower STEM hosts expert-led masterclasses, offers a big-little style mentorship program, and partakes in community projects.
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