Strang honors a strategic list of guiding principles to advance our counsel and keep our aim true. By no coincidence, two such tenets share overlapping traits and, when combined, generate a wondrous course of action.
First, we are future-focused, evaluating and aligning today’s projects with ever-advancing technologies, materials and sustainable design practices. Next, our community engagement places a priority on supporting under-served youth.
When combined, these two guideposts proved to be the genesis behind STEAM Camp - our “Aha moment,” if you will. After all, what could be more future-focused than our area’s kids?
Our STEAM Camp was created so middle school-aged students can experience career opportunities within S.T.E.A.M. disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
This truly unique program is a tremendous collaboration between private industry, higher education, non-profit organizations and countless volunteers - all of whom genuinely care about our community’s youth.
For five days during the summer, the children board a school bus and visit university laboratories, public utilities, private companies and non-profit organizations for a wide variety of programs.
What To Expect
Learning activities are hands-on, connected and fun. Our goal is to provide a safe and interactive environment, learn new skills and begin to understand the educational pathways behind STEAM careers. Creativity, resourcefulness and imagination are cornerstones to our program.
The program is provided at no cost to the campers, with financial and in-kind support coming from throughout the community.
Steam Camp Partners
In total, 150 youth attended our STEAM Camp during the first three years of the program, with the vast majority of those campers coming from within the Urban League of Greater Madison, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County and the Ho-Chunk Nation.
In Close Collaboration With Our Clients, We Develop Designs That Reflect clients Strategic Mission, Values And Priorities.