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ETHOS STEM & Innovation Center is located in Elkhart, Indiana. We are proud to serve as the STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) expert and leader in providing innovative hands-on STEM programming for kids, families, schools, and after-school community partners.


In 2018 ETHOS embarked on a $7 million capital campaign to renovate the vacant Bayer Pharmaceutical building on 1025 N. Michigan Street. Today, this state-of-the-art facility serves as the go-to place for all things "STEM".

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To expose kids to STEM through innovative hands-on labs that connect to everyday life through problem solving, inquiry, and critical thinking.


To serve communities as STEM experts and leaders in innovation and education.

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Our Core Values


We foster a culture of STEM
innovation and healthy risk-taking to allow for success.


We are focused on being a asset in promoting STEM learning and careers in our community.


We believe in staying
curious, adventurous, and creative in all pursuits.


Relationships are key in helping learn, play and connect STEM to the world.

ETHOS is a Place to:


We offer in-school, after-school, and at-home programs that bring STEM concepts to life in meaningful ways.


At the heart of our programs and services is fun, friendship, joy, and hands-on play. We believe that play sparks inquiry.


We build and foster relationships with those we serve. We believe that meaningful relationships ground our community.

Our goals at ETHOS are simple!

Inside every kid is GREATNESS and it's our job to tap into that greatness.


Build a strong foundation in STEM literacy ensuring every student has the opportunity to master basic

STEM concepts.


Prepare the STEM workforce for the future for both college -educated and skilled trades career- bound talent.


INCREASE diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM providing lifelong access for high quality education and employment opportunities.

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Our Board of Directors

Hugh Johnson - President


J2 Marketing


Matt Yeakey - VP


Sanders Pianowski, LLP


Julie Phillips - Treasurer

Elected School Board Member

Baugo Community Schools


Stephanie Leniski - Secretary

Senior Vice President, Retail Banking

Lake City Bank

Barb Cripe

Director of Curriculum, K-6

Elkhart Community Schools


Jude Dubash

Payroll Assistant

University of Notre Dame


Nancy Hannah

AP / IB Science Teacher

Northridge High School

Claire Kellems

Chief Digital Officer

Inova Federal Credit Union

Daniel Martin

Financial Analyst

THOR Corporation


Daniel Nommay

Retired School Administrator / Principal

Edwardsburg School Corporation


Jeff Nywening

Corporate Controller

Forest River Inc.

George Phillip

Teacher / IT Director / LEGO Robotics Coach

The Stanley Clark School


Kavita Venkatesh

Assistant Professor and Director of Residency

National Lewis University

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