Support iSPACE and our mission to inspire students to pursue STEM careers.
What is STEM?
Science is the process of observing, recording, predicting, experimenting, refining and expanding ideas, and understanding the natural world and how it behaves. From Anatomy to Zoology, it’s all science.Learn More
Technology is the use of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems and the specific methods, materials and devices to solve those problems. Levers, pulleys, toasters, cell phones and jet engines are all technology.Learn More
Engineering is identifying problems and coming up with efficient solutions, often creating something completely new in the process. Renewable energy and bridge building are samples of engineering at work.Learn More
Math isn't just numbers! It's quantity, shape, sets, symbols and arrangements. Every STEM field depends on mathematics. From the grocery store, to the baseball score, to your checkbook, math is all around us.Learn More
Who We Serve
Have you ever considered a future career in science, technology, engineering, or math? Explore the fun and interesting possibilities within STEM through one of our programs. Challenge yourself to sharpen your creative thinking and apply your problem-solving skills.
Teaching STEM is not rocket science… oh wait, it actually can be if you are in an iSPACE rocketry workshop! We want to empower educators by building confidence for teaching STEM topics through workshops and resources that will aid in the development and implementation of engaging lessons and dynamic learning experiences for students.
STEM education isn't just for students - and neither is iSPACE. Our corporate development program brings the STEM principles of critical thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration to the workplace. We'll help your organization think broadly, critically, and scientifically, all while having fun!
What people are saying about their iSPACE experience
Recently, four of our students participated in iSPACE Camp. To say that they enjoyed this experience would not scratch the surface of their excitement. This new experience has encouraged our students to be creative thinkers and have a strong desire to explore the sciences even more!Ashley Garland – Rockdale Academy
I had the opportunity to talk with the students that attended and hear the joy in their voices and see the smile on their faces when they shared their favorite experiences. They were so excited to share their experiences of coding and building robots or learning computer gaming code.
They shared that these were experiences that they had never had before or even knew existed! These experiences have encouraged them to think out of the box for their future career paths and showed them something new to continue as a hobby!
Thank you for supporting our kids and helping them experience the world! You are truly changing the lives of kids.
We appreciate everything you do and your generosity!
I cannot thank you, Bev, Sharon and The Dater Foundation enough for your generosity and amazing support of Camp Uplift. The iSPACE presentation at camp was amazing! All of the campers really enjoyed this lesson and everyone participated, there was so much laughter and joy as the kids worked together on their projects. All of the kids really expressed how much they loved this time at camp!Maureen Scahill, Camp Uplift Director, Dragonfly Foundation
Thank you again for helping make Camp Uplift such a huge success and helping bring such a fun and educational experience to our campers!
Thank you for a wonderful experience at the rocket launch event. The students had such a wonderful time learning about rockets, making them and launching them. Your staff was exceptional and patient — making the time a memorable one.Cari Kelly, Educator, The Springer School
These programs [summer camp and FTC] have tremendously expanded my options for my future and opened my mind to several new career options that I have never really thought of pursuing such as careers in STEM like computer sciences and programming oriented towards robotics. The camp at iSPACE was an excellent experience that was fun-filled, memorable and opened up a world of new educational opportunities.Anusha Komaragiri, Student, University of Cincinnati
I was looking for a field trip that would help my students experience, hands-on, some of the science concepts I was teaching in class. The iMISSION experience not only did this but also incorporated other skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, communication, math, etc. My students were engaged and excited the entire time. The organization by the staff and their enthusiasm made this trip one of the most exciting field trips I have taken.Mike Michalak, 5th Grade Teacher, Mason City Schools
My students and I LOVED the field trip to iSPACE! I have never been on a field trip where 100% of the students were engaged 100% of the time and LEARNED so much! The iMISSON program is so engaging and includes so many of the STEM skills we are working so hard to implement.Bridget Moore, 5th Grade Teacher, Boyd E. Smith Elementary