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Welcome to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Stem Lab. To create a state-of-the-art STEM Lab for students of the Northeast Kingdom, the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is partnering with the New Hampshire Academy of Sciences (NHAS) located in Lyme, NH. NHAS has an incredible reputation for their excellence in authentic scientific research, training, and lab equipment while the museum’s school partnerships in science-based curriculum creates a great fit for delivery. This timely partnership, paired with a recent generous donation of a learning space to house a STEM lab at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium allows students access to a genuine STEM Lab equipped with a wide array of advanced scientific instruments. This lab will be a place where students are performing authentic scientific research while providing access to all of them being most important. 

Upcoming programs:

The Science of CRISPR and DIY Genetic Editing: May 22nd, 12-2pm 

Dr. Kelly Salmon of the NHAS will speak on gene editing and CRISPR technology. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for Dr. Salmon's discussion covering the basic biology needed to understand gene editing and how it's done. Learn about the current applications of genetic engineering as well as future possibilities. We'll touch on the ethics of genetic engineering and focus on the science, including demonstrations with equipment used for genetic research.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to give us an idea of numbers.  

  • Held at the McGuire Conference Room and STEM Lab, 71 Prospect Street located just behind the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. Please park in our lot and take the stairs up to the McGuire Center. 

C. elegans Camp: June 10-14

Additional information here. Sign up here. 

Tech Camp: July 29-August 2

Additional information here.  Sign up here. 

Groups using the Stem Lab:

  • Fairbanks STEM Lab Team. Here is an overview of what they are up to during their 28 week long course: Weekly Update.    ​
  • St Johnsbury School CatCH after school program. 

Latest photos from the lab taken by Bobby Farlice-Rubio with a 3-D printed phone camera mount on our microscope. These are roundworms called c.elegans we are working on in the lab:



 If you are interested in participating in the lab, please contact Leila Nordmann.