I have recently returned from a professional conference (Learning and the Brain), and my head is bursting with new ideas. One of my "new" ideas has been one that has been germinating for a while-- creating a feature of this blog that would be exciting and interesting for students and community alike to read. The take-away point is to help make students aware of the wide variety of career options available to them within STEAM topics and connect that information with real-live people!
So here's the pitch: Would you like your fifteen minutes of fame? Do you have a husband, wife, or loved one you can coerce for the good of education? Do you LOVE your career in a STEAM subject? Tell us about it! Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, all welcomed!
Here are the questions that inquiring minds want to know:
--What do you do/what is your title?
--How did you get involved with your current career?
--How long have you been working in this STEAM area?
--What did you think about STEAM subjects in school?
--What skills/habits of mind do you find the most useful in your job?
--What is something unexpected that you have learned about yourself in this position?
--What are the most challenging/rewarding parts of your job?
--What does a typical day look like for you?
--What do you find fascinating?
--Any other advice/insights you'd like to share with potential STEAM professionals?
--Photo of yourself, your job, a product you make, etc
--Website for your company or something related of interest
Answer any or all of these questions (feel free to add additional info if you've got it) in an e-mail sent to STEAM@wbschools.com, and I will turn your answers into a lovely post here for the world to see!
Thank you, in advance. Remember, enthusiasm is contagious!