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STEM Studio ’23: Water Quality and Equitable Access

Wednesday July 26 @ 9:00 am - Thursday August 3 @ 12:00 pm

Scholarships Now Available!

Through a generous donation, we have a limited number of scholarships available for STEM Studio design workshops. Use promo code SS2023 when you register.


Let’s put student voices at the center of a vision for a Water Centric Cities.

What does it mean to your students that Milwaukee brands itself as a Water Centric City?

How would they want to see that reflected in the spaces they inhabit?

What change would they advocate for?



The City of Milwaukee has an Environmental Collaboration Office with the task of guiding Milwaukee’s evolution into a world class eco-city (link). Included in those efforts is the Water Centric City concept with 7 broad categories for how Milwaukee can continue to improve its leadership position in this area.

The goal for these STEM Studio sessions is to arrive at a well defined program to engage students in thinking about what it means to be a Water Centric City from their perspective.  Help your students explore the issues they see and guide them to find their voice to advocate for improvements that truly would place Milwaukee in the leadership position as a Water Centric City.


The key output of this effort is a program guide for a community-engaged project that will run across 6-10 schools over the 2023-24 school year. The program guide will detail:

  • Key project events (kick-off, review, showcase) that all schools will participate in
  • Field experiences participating schools might leverage to inform and support the work of students and teachers engaged in the project
  • Community partners available to support the work of students and teachers
  • How near-peer mentors might support schools and teachers in this work
  • On-going support/coaching for participating teachers
  • Artifacts students will produce as part of the effort
  • Where and how project activities connect back to curriculum standards


Wednesday July 26th 9:00 am to noon
Thursday July 27th 9:00 am to noon
Wednesday, August 2nd 9:00 am to noon
Thursday, August 3rd 9:00 am to noon
Friday, August 4th 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Showcase & Community Review

Who Should Attend

The project will target Milwaukee area middle and high school students. Sign up if you value the opportunity to:

  • elevate the voice of students and help them become advocates for the changes they want to see
  • have students explore a range of issues around equitable access to water that only come from a real-world project
  • connect your students to expertise and resources beyond the school community

Participating in the vision and design for the program ensures that your goals and needs are reflected in the structure of the project and the implementation support we offer over the school year.



Wednesday July 26 @ 9:00 am
Thursday August 3 @ 12:00 pm
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WE Energies STEM Center at MSOE
1444 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
(414) 277-7238


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