ThinkSTEM opened its doors to 6-8th grade students in October of 2012 as the areas first after school, community learning center focused on STEM education.  At that point in our journey, we had already traveled far along our mission’s trail.  Our journey began in 2012 when educational leaders from BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 and four partnering school districts, Athens, Northeast Bradford, Towanda and Sayre, ask the question…”How can we build a better community?”  The answer had several key components.

1. Get the kids thinking, thinking as Scientists.

2. Provide opportunities for thinking beyond the school day.

3. Engage the community deeply in our activities.

From that vision, ThinkSTEM was born.  In August of 2012, we learned our application for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant had been approved.  From there, our journey continued.


Brought to the Northern Tier community by BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 in partnership with
Athens, Northeast Bradford, Sayre and Towanda School Districts.

ThinkSTEM • 100 Robert Gabriel Drive • Ulster, PA 18850 • 570-358-0110 or 570-358-0112

ThinkSTEM is supported by a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the
Pennsylvania Department of Education