TigerLily STEM

My Story

Hi, I’m Meredith, founder of TigerLily STEM!  Science, technology, engineering and math are more than school subjects to me – they are a large part of how I see the world.  Perhaps from the outside, my STEM journey might seem idyllic – graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and working in various engineering roles at a Fortune 500 company that have taken me all over the United States and the world.

Although I’ve experienced how rewarding STEM fields can be, I have also experienced a number of roadblocks, stigmas and frustrations which seem to disproportionately affect women interested in STEM.  I founded TigerLily STEM as a way to continue to break down these barriers and create a better experience for the next generation of women leaders in STEM.  I would love to have you join me!

What We Offer

Tutoring: We provide one-on-one tutoring in all science, technology, engineering & math related subjects for girls in grades K-12 (including AP classes)!  Whether you’re looking for homework help, individual instruction or would like to get ahead, we would love to work with you!  We offer flexible packages and scheduling – please call (515-612-6012) or contact us via our website to schedule your free initial consultation today!

Enrichment Classes: Our goal is to instill a love of STEM in every young woman who walks through our doors.  We accomplish this through real-world collaborative, creative problem solving experiences and activities.  We are currently offering classes for ladies in grades K-5 (see below) and will be expanding our offerings to grades K-12 in the next couple of months!

Events: Follow us on Facebook and join our email list for updates on fun special events and STEM related field trips!

Upcoming Enrichment Classes

Call/text 515-612-6012 or send us a Facebook message to register!

All About Owls Grades K-2; Tuesday, December 5 
Budding ornithologists will be learning all about owls and dissecting owl pellets to learn more about their diets!

Panera Bread; Westown Pkwy
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost:  $30

Intro to Coding Grades K-2; Tuesday, December 12
Join us for some programming excitement!  We will be learning about how computers “think” and will start applying some basic coding principles while engaging with fun, interactive devices!

Panera Bread; Westown Pkwy
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost:  $30

Wind Power Exploration Grade 3-5; Tuesday, December 7 
Did you know more than one third of Iowa’s power is generated by wind?  We will be learning how these wind turbines work while building and testing miniature models!

Gravitate; Valley Junction
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost:  $30

Coding Lab Grades 3-5; Thursday, December 14
Join us as we develop our coding skills while engaging with fun, interactive devices!

Panera Bread; Westown Pkwy
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost:  $30

Create a masterpiece with paint and LED lights while exploring electrical circuits!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30
Slime Chemistry – Grades K-2; Tuesday, January 9
We will be learning some chemistry basics and exploring thermochromism, fluorescence & magnetism while making different kinds of slime!
5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $30
Circuit Art – Grades 3-5 Thursday, January 11
Create a masterpiece with paint and LED lights while exploring the basics of electrical circuits!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30
Bath Bombs – Grades 6-8; Monday, January 15
Join us for some chemistry fun while making your own bath bombs to take home!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30
Germs & Bacteria – Grades K-2;  Tuesday, January 16
We will be growing our own bacterial cultures, learning about germs and exploring the importance of hand washing!
5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $30
DNA Extraction – Grades 3-5; Thursday, January 18
Join us for some fun learning about, extracting & examining DNA!
5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $30
Join us as we explore solutions, saturation & crystallization while growing our own crystals!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30
We will be having fun with all sorts of bubbles while learning some science and physics basics!
5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $30
Growing Crystals – Grades 3-5; Thursday, January 25
Join us as we grow our own crystals while learning some basics about crystallization and solutions!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30
Join us for a fun exploration of food science and engineering concepts as we make some delicious cupcakes to eat!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30
Growing Crystals – Grades K-2; Tuesday, January 30
We will be growing beautiful crystals while learning some basics about crystallization!
5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $30
Candy Science – Grades 3-5;  Thursday, February 1
Join us for a fun exploration of the sweet science behind making candy!
5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $30

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are you located?  

We are excited to be working on a permanent space in West Des Moines!  In the meantime, we are conducting tutoring sessions in coffee shops.  Please see the enrichment class schedule on our website or our events page on Facebook for more information on where each class is taking place!

Can my son come to TigerLily STEM?

Absolutely!  While we are girl-focused, we accept everyone!  If your son is interested in tutoring and/or enrichment classes, we would love to have him join us!

 

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