It’s widely accepted that the acronym STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
According to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), “A common definition of STEM education […] is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.”
STEM at SOFWERX
SOFWERX hosts STEM-related events local and regional to the Tampa area and in collaboration with government and community partners. SOFWERX associates mentor and educate students about design thinking and career opportunities in hi-tech fields. Examples of STEM events (to include select national events) are:
- FIRST Robotics Competition mentorship
- Various Sponsorships to schools in need
- Drone flight training for beginners
- STEM at SOFWERX field trip days
- STEM at SOFWERX open house
- College Intern Opportunities
With the right encouragement and direction, STEM possibilities are endless for upcoming generations.
To apply for a STEM grant, please click here.
Florida College Academy Soldering Event
SOFWERX staff and interns led an educational activity at Florida College Academy involving soldering safety and techniques. Students worked in small groups to construct their own circuits using electrical components and solder.
STEM Event at SOFWERX - FIRST® Lego League
SOFWERX was honored to host a STEM event for FIRST® Lego League. It was inspirational watching the participants learn and test their robots and rethink how cargo is transported from place to place and to help invent the future of transportation.