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OUR STORY

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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Vision

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

Mission

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

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Our Core Values

Entrepreneurship

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

Community

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

Innovation

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

Relationships

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

ETHOS is a Place to:

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

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

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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

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

STEM concepts.

Prepare

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

Increase

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

Principal

J2 Marketing

 

Matt Yeakey - VP

Partner

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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