STEM Class

Little girl playing with her homemade planetarium as she holds an astronaut and spacecraft. Arms raised as she flies them over the planets.


Many bright and quirky kids are naturally inclined towards STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and math, yet very few schools offer a dedicated STEM program. Join instructor Chris Kobus for a weekly STEM learn and challenge in which students learn key STEM concepts, design their own creations, complete tasks, run simulations, and share them with a like-minded community of 2e peers. Chris is not only a university STEM professor, but also a Dad to 7 kids! These STEM challenges are kid tested, professor approved!

AGES: 8-16

DURATION: April 22 - June 10, 2021

MEETS: Thursdays for 60 minutes

TIME: 3:15pm Seattle/ 6:15pm New York/ 8:15am Friday Sydney

COST: $25 per class, billed as a 8-week session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

MATERIALS: Material list will be provided in advance.

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Kobus, PhD

Professor Krzysztof (Chris) Kobus has been teaching full-time at Oakland University since 1998. His field of interest is in the thermal-fluid sciences including topics like conventional and alternative energy, energy conservation, phase change phenomena, and experimental and theoretical techniques associated with fluid thermal processes. As the Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Retention for the OU School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), he hosts K-12 summer STEM camps and STEM field trips and Saturday workshops during the academic year. He has been doing K-12 outreach in addition to his faculty duties for almost 12 years. He and his wife are raising their 7 children including one on the spectrum.

"You can't imagine how much Catalyst adds to our lives. We want to keep our son in Catalyst forever! He thinks it's amazing. We have to homeschool here because there is no support (or even awareness) of 2e and our son missed having a community. Thanks to Catalyst, he feels like he found one."

— Parent of a Catalyst Student