OK, OK, OK… we know we talk a lot about STEM education here; but, trust us – everywhere we go, we’re surrounded by science, technology, engineering and math!
Take last weekend for instance, three members of our team couldn’t resist taking their families to Maker Faire Pittsburgh, a show and share event that was held at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to showcase inventions and creativity.
Among the STEM-inspired experiences, there were drones, dinosaurs and robots circling, scientific solutions bubbling, electric cars cruising by and so much more.
Here’s a look at some of the fun our Inventionland Institute team and their families had at 2015’s Maker Faire Pittsburgh:
And, the Maker Faire isn’t the only STEM-education event that’s inspiring us lately, either. Tomorrow, our creative design facility, Inventionland, is hosting the Carnegie Science Center’s CanTEEN Career Explorations program for a Tour Your Future event.
Inventionland tour ambassador Sarah Fahey said she is ready to show the middle and high school girls who attend that a career in a STEM field can be fun!
“I always liked math and science growing up, so it is nice to meet girls who are interested in those subjects. I think it is important for them to see the wide variety of career choices and Inventionland is perfect for that! We have a lot of talented women working here and our group of ambassadors is only a small sample of that. It will be great to meet with this group of girls and learn more about their goals and interests! Hopefully we will show them that a career using math and technology doesn’t equal a boring job,” said Fahey.
Check our blog tomorrow for some photos of the CanTEEN tour in action!