Steam Learning Solutions was a grassroots learning company started by Western New York teacher, Aaron Straus, who saw a great need for quality STEM programming in K-12 schools. Although we are not longer taking orders at this time, this website will serve as a portfolio archive of quality STEAM kits and programs Mr. Straus developed, specifically catered to the student who may not fit the four corners of traditional learning paradigms. His exciting programs break down complicated Science, Math, Art and Technology principles into fun, creative projects to get the kids interested in the wonderful STEM field. Students in Mr. Straus' programs build real projects with real materials. They are encouraged to take risks, learn from their mistakes, and build something new and better. .
ABOUT AARON STRAUS, M.Sc
"Aaron Straus is an award-winning teacher, National Science Foundation Researcher and Instructional Coach for Science and Technology at a public school in New York State. Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science from SUNY College at Buffalo and STEM Teaching certificate at the American College of Education. Over the course of his career, Aaron taught numerous elementary and secondary courses in robotics, trades and instructional technology. While serving at his current public school assignment, Aaron led a taskforce to design a STEM-wing modeled after a manufacturing firm. He introduced a High School academy program in 3-D modeling, industrial robotics, and biomedical technology. Aaron recently secured a 100K STEM grant to jumpstart a Engineering Maker Initiative (SEMI) and finished a highly successfully summer “STEAM” school program. Mr. Straus’ innovative and creative methods of teaching and program development are engineered to improve the socioeconomic status of underprivileged youth through pipeline workforce initiatives.