About Rokenbok Education

Who We Are

Rokenbok Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Our mission is to help all children prepare for a lifetime of learning about science and technology.  Rokenbok’s STEM education program levels the playing field for underserved children; provides deep, project-based learning for all students; makes STEM easier for teachers to teach; and is highly cost effective for schools and youth programs.  Rokenbok Education is focused on grades K-8.

Our Vision:

We believe that all children should experience, at the earliest possible moment, that they are designers and makers who can shape their own worlds. We believe that all teachers can be confident STEM mentors, guiding students in meaningful project-based practices that unite knowledge and skill. We know that connecting young students at the beginning of their academic careers to the fundamentals of technology and engineering will increase the number of students seeking STEM careers in college and beyond. We produce the highest caliber of applied STEM education to help prepare all students to live happier and more productive lives in our technologically driven world.

Who We Serve:

Rokenbok Education provides applied technology and engineering learning experiences for K-8 students. Rokenbok produces affordable Mobile STEM Labs and STEM-Maker Curriculum for Schools and Youth Service Organizations. We provide subsidized Rokenbok Education programs to schools and youth organizations serving underserved children. Much of Rokenbok's work is focused on designing professional development tools that allow teachers and youth services providers to become confident STEM mentors.

Fostering A Love of Learning

Rokenbok products extend beyond the classroom into the home. In our range of products for the home, families will find the same design and engineering system that teachers have in their classrooms. At home, children reap the benefits of Design-Make-Play experiences that teach problem solving, creativity, and foster a love of learning about all things technical. Playing with construction manipulatives from an early age is important; this type of play teaches young children foundational literacies like symbolic language, spatial awareness, measurement, and symmetry.  The list of learning benefits expands exponentially as your child grows with the ever-expanding capabilities of the Rokenbok Design & Engineering System.

Academic Partners: 

Research and curriculum has been developed in collaboration with universities and organizations expert in STEM education and child development. Most notably, Pittsburg State University has been using Rokenbok for over ten years in the instruction of technology education teachers.

Board Of Trustees:

Paul Eichen
Executive Director

Travis Good 
Board Chair

Amy Carstensen
Vice Chair

John Alexander
Secretary

Jim Stone
Treasurer

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