The Infinity project provides hands-on interactive STEAM+ workshops for K-8th graders.
STEAM+ is an academic discipline containing foundational topics that enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills. Here is a sample guide to the demonstrations we provide at Infinity events.
Create mini volcanoes using unconventional ingredients
Making a birthday card with lights and music through incorporating elementary circuitry
Teaching structural design by testing and understanding different materials
Stimulate the mind by using all five senses to create a visual image
“The Dice Game”
Understand probability and statistics by making your own game
We pride ourselves on being entirely student run. High schoolers make the curriculum on their own and deliver it to the students themselves (with review and feedback from experts, of course). We want to give kids a new perspective and relate with them on a more personal level. We look back at difficult or fun topics from our childhood and bring it back to encourage them to try more STEAM-related activities or projects at home.
The mission of Irvine LIGHTS is to "empower students with the resources and knowledge to change the world." Our goal is to help the kids we teach find their passions and interests. We benefit when a student tells us, "I love science" or "Art is so fun" because it drives our organization... leading us to do more amazing things every year.
Typically, we find our students through after-school programs that we partner with. Our most common program is Kids Club, in coordination with the City of Irvine. Every so often, we have our own events that we advertise ourselves. We like working with after-school programs because it provides a consistent number of students.
Any high school student can volunteer at this project. If you are interested in STEAM, or would like to learn more about it, come over and get some service hours! It's fun, exciting, and an enriching experience to work with kids.
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Feel free to reach out to the Irvine LIGHTS President, Shrey Gupta, via email: email@example.com. We'd be happy to address any questions you may have.