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IDEA Space KC

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  • The Power of Community

    Designed to serve thousands of students from diverse neighborhoods and varying socioeconomic backgrounds through year-round, hands-on educational experiences.

    More than 91,400 Missouri and Kansas public school students live within eight miles of IDEA Space. However, we welcome partnerships with schools and organizations throughout the entire region.
  • The Power of Place

    A 32,000 sq. ft. center for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education, IDEA Space broadens and diversifies pipelines into four key workforce development areas: skilled trades, engineering, advanced manufacturing and computer science.

Our Partners

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  • The Power of Partnership

    It’s a big IDEA. It’s innovative. And ambitious. We invite you to be part of Kansas City’s future through a partnership that will make an astonishing impact right now and into the future.

Who we are

IDEA Space KC

Calendar

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  • Build Your Own 3D Printer

    Grades 6–11

    The concept of 3D printing seemed like a fantasy a few years ago, and now they are in schools, libraries, museums, and even homes! But can you build your own from a box of parts? Join Jeff Newhook with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Free Enterprise Center in this course to construct your very own 3D printer. The course materials will ship directly to your address, or be available to pick up, and then you can complete the self-paced lessons on your own, with two weekly check in hours with your instructor to problem solve during your build.
  • Coding in Python

    Grades 9–11

    This First Look short course will teach you just enough Python programming to determine whether to pursue more programming courses. In fifteen self-paced lessons, you can explore the foundations of programming and then dive into Python as a coding language. This self-paced course is perfect for a student who wants a no-risk introduction to Python.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer

    Grades 6–11

    The concept of 3D printing seemed like a fantasy a few years ago, and now they are in schools, libraries, museums, and even homes! But can you build your own from a box of parts? Join Jeff Newhook with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Free Enterprise Center in this course to construct your very own 3D printer. The course materials will ship directly to your address, or be available to pick up, and then you can complete the self-paced lessons on your own, with two weekly check in hours with your instructor to problem solve during your build.
  • Coding in Python

    Grades 9–11

    This First Look short course will teach you just enough Python programming to determine whether to pursue more programming courses. In fifteen self-paced lessons, you can explore the foundations of programming and then dive into Python as a coding language. This self-paced course is perfect for a student who wants a no-risk introduction to Python.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer

    Grades 6–11

    The concept of 3D printing seemed like a fantasy a few years ago, and now they are in schools, libraries, museums, and even homes! But can you build your own from a box of parts? Join Jeff Newhook with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Free Enterprise Center in this course to construct your very own 3D printer. The course materials will ship directly to your address, or be available to pick up, and then you can complete the self-paced lessons on your own, with two weekly check in hours with your instructor to problem solve during your build.
  • Coding in Python

    Grades 9–11

    This First Look short course will teach you just enough Python programming to determine whether to pursue more programming courses. In fifteen self-paced lessons, you can explore the foundations of programming and then dive into Python as a coding language. This self-paced course is perfect for a student who wants a no-risk introduction to Python.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer

    Grades 6–11

    The concept of 3D printing seemed like a fantasy a few years ago, and now they are in schools, libraries, museums, and even homes! But can you build your own from a box of parts? Join Jeff Newhook with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Free Enterprise Center in this course to construct your very own 3D printer. The course materials will ship directly to your address, or be available to pick up, and then you can complete the self-paced lessons on your own, with two weekly check in hours with your instructor to problem solve during your build.
  • Coding in Python

    Grades 9–11

    This First Look short course will teach you just enough Python programming to determine whether to pursue more programming courses. In fifteen self-paced lessons, you can explore the foundations of programming and then dive into Python as a coding language. This self-paced course is perfect for a student who wants a no-risk introduction to Python.
  • Build Your Own 3D Printer

    Grades 6–11

    The concept of 3D printing seemed like a fantasy a few years ago, and now they are in schools, libraries, museums, and even homes! But can you build your own from a box of parts? Join Jeff Newhook with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Free Enterprise Center in this course to construct your very own 3D printer. The course materials will ship directly to your address, or be available to pick up, and then you can complete the self-paced lessons on your own, with two weekly check in hours with your instructor to problem solve during your build.
  • Coding in Python

    Grades 9–11

    This First Look short course will teach you just enough Python programming to determine whether to pursue more programming courses. In fifteen self-paced lessons, you can explore the foundations of programming and then dive into Python as a coding language. This self-paced course is perfect for a student who wants a no-risk introduction to Python.
  • Construction Begins

    Projected completion date Summer 2022.
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony

    By invitation only

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Big Ideas: The IDEA Space Blog

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  • The Time for Accessible STEAM Education is Now

    Shane Foster, President
    The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to schooling in recent times. Student learning losses and mental wellness issues threaten this generation and will greatly impact the educational and social maturation of millions of children. 

    This unparalleled disruption to education is far from over. To prevent this learning crisis from becoming a generational catastrophe, we must act urgently.

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Explore the Possibilities

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