What are STEM and STEAM?
STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEAM recognizes the vital role the Arts play in interdisciplinary learning.
A report by the U.S. Department of Commerce predicts that STEM jobs are expected to grow 8.9 percent from 2014 to 2024. However, STEM is not just for techies and nerds. As technology impacts every aspect of our lives, even occupations not labeled as STEM jobs are requiring more STEM skills. STEM professionals earn more than their non-STEM counterparts, but the rewards of a STEM education go well beyond a higher paycheck. Explore NTCC's STEM programs today.
STEAM in any Classroom
STEM/STEAM lessons are all about practicing essential job skills:
- Innovation, Creative & Critical Thinking
- Literacy and Numeracy
- Logic & Problem-Solving
- Patience & Perseverance
- Collaboration, Communication, Respect
NTCC faculty finding ways to "balance the books"
STEM Workforce Training
Summer Tech Trilogy: Coming soon!
Free Hazmat Training
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Hazardous Materials Awareness. 8 hours of classroom instruction, case studies, and interactive tabletop scenarios emphasizing awareness of the materials that are handled, transported, or loaded/unloaded through mechanisms such as labels and markings, shipping documents, or information stations. This course stresses the idea of observe and report.
Wednesday & Thursday, May 22-23, 2019 Hazardous Materials Operations. This course is designed to educate trainees in the defensive aspects of handling hazardous materials spills and incidents through 24 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on activities. Defensive efforts include activities such as preventing the spread of the spilled materials through actions such as damming and diverting and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including the donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) of PPE.
Prerequisite: The 8-hour Hazardous Materials Awareness described above.
Astro Camp @ Bogalusa
June 17-20, 2019
Escape to STEM: Hacker! @ Lacombe
July 8-11, 2019
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Starlab® features a portable digital planetarium which sets up in a school gym or similar large room. Programs are customizable to any grade level. For information and to reserve a STARLAB® assembly at your school, call 985-545-1500 or email: STEM@NorthshoreCollege.Edu.
STEM Club is open to all active NTCC students who are in good standing. We encourage faculty participation as well! Members promote science technology engineering and math careers, explore topics of interest and participate at STEM-related functions. STEM club provides experiences that typically cannot be offered in a classroom setting due to location, time, or curriculum requirements. Listen to your inner nerd and Join STEM Club!
4.17.19 Hammond Area Campus, "March Maddness"
5.8.19 Connect to Success
(TBA) Sullivan Campus