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IDEA Lab Kids - South West Cabarrus

The STEAM Approach

[Science Technology Engineering Mathematics] + ARTS = STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It is a derivative from its earlier version, STEM, but extending the educational journey through hands-on arts education. The STEAM approach is designed to ignite a child’s imagination with experiential learning in a fun-filled environment.

Summer & Day Camps

Summer Camps

After School Programs

After School Programs

Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Word from the Owner(s)

Magbor Atem

Dr. Magbor E. Atem—a visionary leader and pioneering executive—currently serves as the Managing Director of Elim Technologies LLC and represents Cameroon as an Ambassador for Women in Data Science (WIDS). Dr. Atem’s credentials are extensive: she is a certified PMP Project Manager and Scrum Master, a Senior DevOps Operations Engineer, and an esteemed Executive Coach in Strategic Operations Efficiency, working with leading multinational corporations.

Dr. Atem’s career is distinguished by her profound impact on national and international projects, where she has consistently delivered transformative results across various sectors. Additionally, she imparts her wealth of knowledge and experience as an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses in Strategic Management, International Business, and Operations Management at a top-tier university.

Her passion for leveraging cutting-edge technologies and digital innovations drives her to identify key opportunities and implement sophisticated solutions that significantly boost efficiency and profitability.

In the early stages of her illustrious career, Dr. Atem established a consultancy in the UK, directing pivotal IT application projects and leading groundbreaking market analysis using comprehensive consumer data for over 12 million individuals—strategies that vastly improved sales outcomes for her clients. Her advisory roles have included significant contributions to the Commonwealth Business Council.

Dr. Atem holds a Doctorate of Business Administration in Business Information Systems and Operations Management, a Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics from UNC Charlotte, and a Master of Science (Distinction) in Management and Marketing from Birmingham City University, UK. Her educational portfolio is rounded out with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management and a Diploma in Business Intelligence and Web Development.

A respected member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and the Charlotte Business Intelligence Group (CBIG), Dr. Atem is a beacon of inspiration and leadership in her field.

Offstage, she is a dedicated wife and mother to three wonderful daughters and enjoys enriching her life through reading, reflective meditation, beach outings, travel with her family, and her volunteer work with Big Brother/Big Sister and now owner of the SouthWest Cabarrus Idea Lab Kids Branch.

Dr. Magbor E. Atem is not only a seasoned professional and educator but also a dynamic speaker, ready to inspire her audience with her insightful perspectives and innovative approaches to business and technology.

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