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S.T.E.A.M. Club Provides a Platform for Students to Create

Whether it’s building an arcade machine, stringing together a guitar, or gearing up a motorbike, the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) club has it all. 

Founded in 2016 as the Knox Engineering Club, the organization has evolved to encompass more than just engineering, providing a platform for students of all backgrounds and interests to create and explore beyond a textbook. During regular meetings, members work on individual projects and brainstorm new ideas. “We kinda just do our own thing. We have pretty much tried everything under the sun,” S.T.E.A.M. Co-President Chris Andreou ’25 said.

Club member Evelyn Drisner ’24 is currently working on building her own 3D-printed guitar. As a music and computer science major, Drisner has spent time in both the music and STEM fields. Being able to combine both of her passions creates a unique opportunity to expand her education. Co-president Lincoln Gaw ’24 has always wanted to build a motor vehicle. While the project has failed on several occasions and repairs have had to be made on various aspects of the motorcycle, Gaw is passionate about the work. 

To make the club and its resources accessible to the rest of campus, S.T.E.A.M. club members have taken opportunities to collaborate with other organizations and create events to inspire the community to undertake their own projects. The club recently collaborated with the Dungeons and Dragons Club to 3D print figurines for the players’ characters. The club has also worked with Sasha Jeffries ’25, a counseling services peer educator, to 3D print charms for a journal writing event. “ I loved working with the club. We had a pretty good turnout and I’m excited to make fidget toys at our next event,” she said. 

The club meets every Thursday between 4:00-5.30 p.m. All students are welcome to join and chat with the club. 

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Printed on Thursday, April 25, 2024