So You Think You Can STEAM is a scholarship competition at Lincoln Children’s Museum centered on a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art or math) based project for students in grades 4-12. There are two separate rounds, plus an application phase.
Those selected from the applications (due April 30) will present their projects at Lincoln Children’s Museum on Sunday, June 2. Winners from round one will be awarded up to $200 each to help fund additional elements of their project and will be paired with a mentor in their field to guide them on the project. The second round will occur June 30, and winner(s) will be awarded scholarships (awarded at judge’s discretion) from LI-Cor Biosciences, Lincoln Electric System and Bio Nebraska Life Sciences.
During round one, candidates will give a two-minute oral presentation about the project, explaining what they’ve done and learned as a result of the investigation, and how they would improve the project if provided a mentor and funding for the second round.
Applications are being accepted, and the museum is actively recruiting mentors, judges and additional funds to support increasing the scholarships available. You can download the application and information for volunteers and sponsors on the website, or contact Lindsay Bartlett, the museum’s director of Community and Learning.
Lincoln Children’s Museum is a nonprofit organization funded by admissions, memberships and community support. For more information about admission, membership and events, visit LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or call 402-477‐4000.