We are thrilled to present the STEM-Works blog. Through our STEM endeavors over the last few years, we have been lucky to connect with many individuals in this vibrant community. We have talked with them face-to-face during our CSI programs and conference participation, interacted online through our Kids Ahead and STEM-Works websites and have become “friends” and “followers” through our social media accounts. After connecting with so many wonderful people, we really wanted to have a platform to better engage with the community and to share exciting STEM content, ideas, and people. Enter the STEM-Works blog.
Our STEM Program
We want every student, regardless of where they live, to be able to have quality experiences that build their interest and competencies in STEM. Giving students and advocates access to materials and activities that are fun, exciting, and challenging will build the foundation of a national effort for increasing STEM skills in our nation’s youth. We know that parents, teachers, club leaders and other adults are working toward the same goal, but often lack the resources they need to be successful. Our Kids Ahead and STEM-Works websites, our CSI programs and our blog provide STEM-related projects and activities, feature STEM-related places and events in a variety of communities, and serve as a meeting place for members of the STEM community to interact with each other and draw attention to topics that are of particular interest to them. We hope that these efforts will allow STEM enthusiasts to meet their own goals and promote the wonderful wide world of STEM.
Our STEM program is a cornerstone program of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education at Southern Methodist University. Our team is committed to inspiring students to pursue STEM education/careers and connecting STEM advocates with resources to effectively advocate STEM.
Our team members include:
- Dr. Delores Etter, Executive Director
- Lindsey Groark, STEM Program Director
- Danielle Caldwell, Social Media Communications Director