Advanced Methods in Innovation (AMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is based in Youngstown, OH, and is dedicated to enhancing STEM education and expanding career exploration and development opportunities in Northeast Ohio. AMI creates and facilitates engaging, meaningful learning experiences that inculcate a passion for innovation, creativity and design thinking and foster development of career and life skills. Through our lending library and makerspace, AMI provides rich, robust STEM programs and experiences using design thinking curriculum and digital fabrication resources in a challenging, engaging problem-based learning environment that facilitates learning for students and educators. AMI has positively impacted thousands of students and hundreds of educators in Ohio since our inception in 2010.

AMI’s ongoing work with NASA deploys space-themed project kits to middle and high schools that challenge students to solve real world problems through experimentation, digital design, prototyping with advanced manufacturing equipment, and coding. Students connect with NASA engineers and scientists to learn about career pathways and opportunities.

AMI supported the Ohio Department of Education in mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ohio’s education system by providing educators with STEM project kits and professional development to facilitate hands-on activities in hybrid and remote learning environments.

AMI is creating a state-of-the-art Innovation and Career Exploration and Development Space (ICEDS) in downtown Youngstown to offer hands on activities, provide access to advanced digital manufacturing equipment and promote career and technical education through in-school and out-of-school programs.  From virtual reality career simulations to prototyping new products with advanced digital manufacturing equipment, ICEDS will serve as a hub for career preparation, entrepreneurship, and innovation. 

AMI is a member of America Makes, the national center for additive manufacturing.

Contact Us

Advanced Methods in Innovation (AMI)
241 W Federal St
Youngstown, OH 44503
(626) 590-6430