By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Postmark LaFollette will be hosting STEM Saturday for students ages 6- 17. The first program “Is it a Fossil?” is February 17th from 10am to noon.

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

“It does not only focus on these subjects but focuses on using them to use critical thinking, collaboration, communication and design skills to solve problems,” said Postmark LaFollette Board Chair Gale Stanely.

These programs will run the third Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon and will provide educational STEM-related enrichment opportunities for the community. 

These workshops are made possible through a BOSCH community grant.

The BOSCH Community Fund is the corporate foundation for Bosch in North America. For more than a decade, the Bosch Community Fund has been awarding grants to communities where it has factories. The fund has awarded more than $32 million in grants to various 501 (c)(3) organizations and educational institutions in over 45 Bosch site locations. 

According to Stanley, Postmark has received several of these grants, which has allowed them to host various STEM-related programs both at Postmark LaFollette and in area schools.

“It’s a great grant for the community and provides STEM opportunities for the kids. STEM is how you teach collaboration, problem solving, project development and more; you can connect just about anything to STEM,” Stanley said.

Upcoming programs include:

Feb. 17th. Is it a Fossil?

From the Biology  in a Box Program at UT.

March 16 The Art of Chemistry with Dr. Al Hazari

April 20th Seed Saving and Agriculture practices with Charlotte Underwood

More programs to be announced!

Postmark LaFollette is located at 119 S. Tennessee Avenue in the LaFollette in the former post office. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/05/2024-6AM)