Among some of the most necessary school subjects are math and science.
Not only are they crucial to a student’s success, they’re also incredibly challenging and intimidating to some students.
Time Warner Cable and Discovery World are taking a big step to alleviate the fears that children may have toward these subjects.
This past Saturday, Nov. 8, children and their parents and guardians flocked to Discovery World to take part in STEMfest Milwaukee, “STEM” standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s an all-day event that celebrates math and science as fun and enjoyable subjects.
This the sixth year it has taken place. The event cost attendees nothing to participate.
The only commitments they were required to make were a little bit of time and imagination.
Joel Brennan is the President and CEO of Discovery World. He found that an event like this gave students a reason to believe that math, science, and technology have real-life application and problem solving potential.
Local Girl Scouts got a VIP look into what the festival had to offer this year. On Friday, they tested out the STEM lab activities.
The following morning at 10 a.m., Discovery World’s doors opened to the public to take part in an array of hands-on work.
More than 10 non-profits and educators had a hand in the festivities.
Even the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) got involved.
Much to some children’s pleasure, representatives from the college explained some of the science that goes into modern video games.
While videogame production becomes more of interest to younger generations, such a method of real-life application is a sensible strategy for peaking interest in science and technology.
Time Warner Cable took the opportunity to let attendees know about it’s own move to make STEM subjects more approachable for students.
Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) aims to help children work toward careers in the tough subjects.
With continued effort by big names like Time Warner and MSOE, STEM subjects should have no problem becoming the fuel for many students’ career choices.