I didn’t know much about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education until my son showed interest in math and engineering in recent years. Honestly, I am more of a creative person so I admit that I didn’t understand STEM education or its importance at first. The more I read about it, however, the more I realized how beneficial it is to my son and his education.
The more I learned about STEM, I realized that STEM education is important not only for kids who are interested in science, engineering, and mathematics but also those who are interested in English and arts.
My son recently came home from school after a week and half of doing STEM lab activities. He was so passionate about learning and excited about the experience that I knew this is a passion that I needed to foster.
There are lots of summer STEM programs, but one I found particularly interesting is the Snapology program which is perfect for keeping the passion for learning alive. I have been researching summer STEM education opportunities in Pittsburgh.
Libraries: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers a variety of STEM education opportunities throughout the year for students who are interested in learning more. If you aren’t close to a Carnegie Library, check out your local library to see if they have any STEM programs offered.
Community Colleges: There are often programs offered at community colleges that allow young people to explore their love of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Check into their course offerings to find out if anything is being offered near you.
Snapology: This is a really interesting opportunity to keep your kids engaged even during the summer months. Snapology provides interactive, STEM programs for children featuring technology and popular building toys such as LEGO® bricks and K’Nex®. In fact there are many STEM programs to choose from so your kids are bound to find something that they love. To find a location near your or to start your own franchise, check out the Snapology website.