Increase STEM Achievement
Helping students find one's passion early allows for the most success later.
Increasing student's proficiency in STEM education and pursuit of STEM careers is now a national priority, essential to America's future economic prosperity. The first step to increase STEM achievement is to increase student interest in STEM careers and continuing education. Students often choose fields of study where they feel they can make a positive contribution to society. Knowing that many students are concerned about the world they will inherit, this contemporary series relates how the many fields of science can positively impact today's environmental issues. The Green Science series connects the dots from STEM to a better tomorrow.
From mechanical and electrical engineering, to microbiology, meteorology and geo-physics, the fields of science are melding and expanding in an attempt to meet growing demands. High School and college students will be exposed to new fields of study now available. In addition, each program includes peer perspectives and advice, career examples and discussion of volunteer and intern opportunities.
The Sciences of Sustainability
The Earth is an amazing place. It cycles through the seasons like a giant clock. Like a heartbeat, the tides ebb and flow, summers turn to fall. It’s an endless rhythm of life.
The great thing about the earth is that it renews and SUSTAINS itself throughout the cycles- if we let it. But humans are now consuming so much of the earth’s resources that these cycles of renewal are having a hard time keeping up. Whether it is in the sciences of protecting our soil, or replanting our forests or in moving and protecting our water resources, you can contribute to help sustain life on Planet Earth. With your interest in the green sciences it will help insure that we stay green for generations to come. So, what science will you pursue?
The Sciences of Recycling & Design
Green Engineers, among other things, build systems where bio-waste from our water is recycled as soil amendments. These projects involve the field of not only civil engineering but also the sciences of hydrology, biology and soil. The science of green design needs new people. They’ll be the ones who recycle and redesign the world from the ground up. Do you fit in?
This is a unique time for combining science, engineering, math and technology. Never has there been a greater need. Never has there been a greater opportunity. What’s your passion? Pursue it!
The Sciences of Energy Independence
Our main sources of Energy- the fossil fuels that power our lives- are getting harder to come by. We have to travel farther- drill deeper and spend more just to keep up with our never-ending need for more power.
Today, Green Science is offering us many exciting paths to Energy Independence. Whether it is the photovoltaics of solar power, the fluid mechanics of wind power or the biochemistry of biofuels, the promise of renewable energy is going to be found through research and development in Green Science. For Energy Independence, we need all the ideas we can get and a combination of all the science we can learn. How can you help?
The Sciences of Endangered Species
We share our world with many other living creatures. But sometimes we find ourselves in a battle over resources and living space. And it is a battle that is driving much of our wildlife to the brink of extinction.
It can start in school with books and assignments or experiments on how we can make this a healthier world for all of us- plants, animals and humans. Without this knowledge, we are just well intentioned but powerless to affect change. The world needs people who understand how this delicate web of life can be protected and renewed for future generations. See what you can find out about the natural world around you. Only then can you truly make a difference.
The Sciences of Climate Change
It’s all connected: climate, oceans, ecosystems, plant and animals. Human activity is also a big part of the mix affecting climate. And the biggest factor in human impact on the climate is our energy use. So any kind of effort to help protect our climate is going to involve energy.
Before, each part of science was a world of its own. Geologists studied rocks. Botanists studied plants. Now we are realizing that the changes taking place on Earth are much more interrelated. And to study these changes, the sciences must be interrelated too. We’ll need your help! If you are passionate about design, drawing and art, use that. If you love science and technology, use that. Research, writing, story telling, every one of these talents will be required to help assist. Can we count on you?