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K-12 STEM Initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Helping Our Kids in Fort Leonard Wood Region Become Achievers. Agenda. Introduction Progress to-date Opportunities to get involved. Technology is Important.

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k 12 stem initiatives science technology engineering and math
K-12 STEM Initiatives(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Helping Our Kids in Fort Leonard Wood Region Become Achievers

agenda
Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Progress to-date
  • Opportunities to get involved
technology is important
Technology is Important

85% of growth in U.S. income per capita over the last 25 years is due to technological change.

the world is flat
The World is Flat

Friedman suggests that the world is "flat" in the sense that the competitive playing fields between industrial and emerging market countries are leveling. Friedman recounts many examples in which companies in India and China are becoming part of large global complex supply chains that extend across oceans through a process called outsourcing, providing everything from service representatives and X-ray interpretation to component manufacturing.

-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_is_Flat

storm clouds
Storm Clouds
  • Percentage of all bachelor degrees that are in engineering or the natural sciences
      • Singapore - 60%
      • China - 50%
      • France - 47%
      • South Korea - 38%
      • United States - 15%
national academies
National Academies
  • 2006 Study
  • Norman Augustine
  • www.national-academies.org
findings
Findings

Having reviewed trends in the United States and abroad, the committee is deeply concerned that the scientific and technological building blocks critical to our economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength…

recommendations
Recommendations
  • K–12 education
  • Research
  • Higher education
  • Economic policy
our program
Our Program
  • K-12 STEM Program(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Objective. Increase number of young people in Fort Leonard Wood Region interested in and prepared to pursue STEM careers
  • Typical STEM Initiatives
    • MathCounts
    • Science Olympiad
    • Science Fairs
  • Summer camps
  • Robotics Programs (Lego, BEST)
  • Project Lead the Way
project lead the way
Project Lead The Way
  • Introduces engineering curriculum at middle and high school levels
  • National program with over 90 school districts in Missouri offering the program
  • Active programs in Lebanon, Rolla, Camdenton
  • Mo S&T provides state-wide support
  • Waynesville SD needs to be next
progress to date
Progress To-Date

Summer Science Camps

16 kids participated through SAME funding

Cost $8,000 +

Sponsorships

Rotary Club of Pulaski County

AME

Advancia

Bleeding Edge Systems

Paragon

Siemens

Berger, Devine Yeager Architects

Louis Berger Group

  • Science Fairs
    • Over 1,500 kids participated
    • Four school districts in Pulaski County
    • Over 75 volunteer judges
    • Partnership with Rotary Club of Pulaski County
  • MathCounts
    • Rolla School District
    • 50 kids participated
  • Science Olympiad
    • Lebanon School District
    • 35 kids participated
stem opportunities in flw region
STEM Opportunities in FLW Region
  • Laclede
    • Science Olympiad
    • Other Programs
  • Phelps
    • Math Counts
    • Other Programs
  • Pulaski
    • Science Fairs
    • Other Programs
  • Region-wide
    • Class visits to FLW and Mo S&T
    • Summer Camps
    • Other Programs
  • Company Sponsors
    • Make 3 year funding commitment to one of the programs
    • All promotion in your name (and SAME)
  • Volunteers
    • Help run programs
    • Be science fair judges
    • Be subject matter experts
conclusions
Conclusions
  • FLW SAME provides great opportunity for companies and individuals to help kids get excited about STEM careers.
  • Please contact us to explore these opportunities
    • Ron Selfors, 573-855-8312, ronselfors@gmail.com