STEM

Boeing’s $15,000 donation helps Jet’s Tiny House

Thank you to Boeing for your donation that will help Energy Alabama (aka Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy) continue to focus on STEM education in North Alabama.

A $15,000 donation to ALCSE from Boeing was earmarked for hands-on STEM education project in Madison county.

$15,000 donation from Boeing for STEM education

http://www.madisoncountyrecord.com/2016/02/12/boeings-15000-donation-helps-jets-tiny-house/

 

Read the full article at Madison County Record

STEM professionals encourage next generation of STEM workers

STEM professionals encourage next generation of STEM workers through educational outreach. We are happy to have been a part of this event and to do everything that we can to encourage our youth and help teach them about sustainable energy.

While many students in Huntsville and surrounding areas are taking time off from their studies this summer, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals helped administrators at a local summer enrichment program show students how summer downtime is a perfect opportunity to reinforce STEM.

Huntsville Center employees Erin Hamilton, Stacey Sapp and Juan Pace from the Engineering Directorate and Wesley Malone, Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate, acted as STEM mentors for kindergarten through eighth grade students in the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church Summer Enrichment Program June 19 and July 10, respectively.

Mentors helped students develop problem-solving skills with fun exercises and interactive design competitions. There were opportunities for students to generate drawings, choose fabrics, build a Corps tower, test solar panels and observe a windmill that is powered by the sun.

Indian Creek’s Summer Enrichment Program director Sarah Drake said she implemented the STEM platform for the students due to the Obama administration’s initiation of the Educate to Innovate Program in 2009, to make STEM learning a high priority — particularly to underrepresented populations. She said her goal is to find an innovative ways to introduce STEM activities to younger students and build on some of the concepts the older students have learned during the school year.

Full article available at www.army.mil

The E in STEM Also Stands for Energy

ALCSE CEO, Daniel Tait, shared an opinion piece on AL.com about NerdWallet’s ranking of Huntsville, AL as the best place for STEM careers. Tait was sure to point out that the E in STEM also stands for Energy, and that sustainable energy careers are booming.

Last week NerdWallet, a national financial ranking website, proclaimed that Huntsville is the best place in the United States for a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) career.

Huntsville claimed the title due to plentiful STEM jobs and a low cost of living ahead of other high profile STEM hubs including California’s Silicon Valley and North Carolina’s Research Triangle. Coming as no surprise to anyone who has lived in Huntsville for longer than two weeks, the ranking is a testament to the vitality and potential of our community.

Traditionally, Huntsville’s economic fortunes leaned heavily on NASA, the Department of Defense and their related support structures. Recently, STEM innovators like the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have exploded onto the scene and expanded STEM opportunities into diverse fields beyond those of the aerospace and defense industries.

If this success is to continue, Huntsville’s must include a broader spectrum of STEM-related careers. Differentiation in the STEM field enables our city to build on a positive track record of innovation and cements our status as technology leader in the 21st century.

One of the most promising STEM career fields is energy, particularly sustainable energy. Sustainable energy careers are booming across many areas the country

Read the full article at AL.com.