Download Full Text (6.7 MB)

Document Type



The following guide is the result of the work of NJIT researchers, staff, and student STEM role models along with the many public and private partners including Apple and the Us ARMY. The work was funded by the National Science Foundation through the NSF INCLUDES Life grant and support from Howmet Aerospace Foundation grants. The materials in the guide have been developed and tested with our New Jersey school district partners in Hillside, Long Branch, Morris Plains, Newark, Princeton, and Weehawken. See our strategic partners section for a more complete list of partners and collaborators.

Publication/Submission Date



STEM, Playbook, Hands-on, James Lipuma, Bruce Bukiet, Cristo Leon, NJIT, STEM for Success


Applied Mathematics | Arts and Humanities | Education


STEM for Success has grown out of the research in our NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot (DDLP) project entitled, “Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary Schools (LiFE)” #1744490. LiFE supported STEM/STEAM clubs (mostly) for girls in grades 2-6 to provide positive STEM experiences along with support from female role models and opportunities to gain leadership, communication, technology, teamwork and other 21st century skills so that they persist in STEM study.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Hands-on Developmental Playbook for STEM Clubs in Elementary Schools