Friday, October 26, 2012

STEM, Over Lunch

STEM Over Lunch is a program of The Works as part of its national model STEM initiative.  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are the topic for the speed dating version of matching up science teachers and companies that care about STEM.

Year 2 of the event took place yesterday with science teachers from all of Licking County's school districts and nine companies, including Port Authority Aerospace Center customers UTC Aerospace Systems and Boeing. 

This is an effort worth repeating.

The science teachers get to hear it straight from the companies and, in one sitting, they get the variety of manufacturers and other STEM skill consumers.

The companies get a chance to talk to those who are educating their future workforce.

Licking County is right sized to do this sort of thing.  We are big enough to have the resources to pull something like this off with a science museum to coordinate it and companies in sufficient numbers to support it.  We are also, though, small enough to be able to connect up companies and schools in a way that makes a difference on a one-to-one basis.

This is one more way that STEM at The Works, works.

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