Our mission is to elevate STEM education by enriching student learning and enhancing educator knowledge through interactive experiences.
The Einstein Project is a nationally-recognized STEM resource center dedicated to providing quality, inquiry-based education materials, curriculum and professional development for educators.
At our core, we lease STEM (science, engineering, maker and math) kits for 4K - 8th grade educators. Our kits consist of research-based curriculum and interactive materials for 25 - 30 students, making them a full unit of study. As a nationally recognized STEM Resource Center, our goal is to create STEM literacy for all students, by giving them a quality education to prepare them for challenges they will face in their careers and in society. Each year our program impacts more than 5,000 educators and since our inception, we have created over 1.5 million hands-on experiences.
With our refurbishment process, we are able to lease about 2,500 units to schools; however, we currently only own 1,200 units. Our units are on a constant cycle between schools and the Einstein Project. Our processes and resources are structured to assist educators in teaching fun, interactive lessons, but it is meant to promote economic development in the communities we serve.
In 1991, in a “little white house” in Downtown Green Bay, our nonprofit was born as a consortium of seven school districts, Foth & Van Dyke Engineering Firm, and community member,s David & Cecelia Turriff. Since then, we have partnered with Carolina Biological, the Smithsonian Science Education Center and other national and state organizations.
the einstein way
The Einstein Project leadership team developed "the einstein way" to inform our stockholders what makes our organization different and allows for our success, while showcasing our core values. These behaviros in practice in our organizaiton create our culture.
Differentiating Behaviors to Create Success:
- We listen carefully to our stakeholder’s experiences, feedback & ideas in order to continuously improve.
- We provide an open and honest setting that allows our stakeholders to collaborate.
- We provide seamless interaction by providing speedy & easy solutions.
- We are on the leading edge; we analyze, select and/or create programs & services which meet the needs of our customers.
- We “Einstein” each product, infusing them with the best of our stakeholders’ ideas to create state-of-the-art, easy-to-use resources.
- We use pricing models that are sustainable for us as well as affordable for our customers. We use creative methods (lease vs. buy, recycling, donations, volunteer labor support, etc.) to develop the right solution for our customers while allowing us to keep our quality standards high and our product offerings fresh.
- We do what we commit to, creating an environment of high trust.
The result is that we are education-focused, easy to work with, and are our customers’ first choice.
Core Value Behaviors:
We proactively listen to others. We speak up so others know what we are thinking. We observe the Platinum Rule: treat others as they wish to be treated.
We relate all activities and decisions to our Einstein mission and vision.
We drive and embrace change with an open mind by consistently looking for better ways to accomplish our mission.
We share key information and work jointly to assure maximum effectiveness to achieve our mission and goals. We are inclusive of all “our” people – customers, employees, volunteers and community members’ voices are all heard.
We act and relate (with our attitudes, encouragement, and insights) to positively impact all those we come in contact with each day.
We bring a light-hearted approach to our work and relationships, which not only makes others want to be around us, but actually makes us all more productive.