We wanted to reblog this post from Scoutingmagazine.org for our Scouter STEM enthusiasts!
"Serious about STEM? Then you need a Unit STEM Coordinator.
This adult position is the point of contact for all Scouts in the pack, troop or crew to help promote and deliver STEM programs in the unit.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. And it’s important.
The U.S. Department of Commerce says STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations.
Empowering an adult volunteer to serve as Unit STEM Coordinator will help your Scouts develop skills that could one day land them high-paying, exciting jobs in fields that are actually hiring.
So a STEM Coordinator is important, but are you the man or woman for the job? If not you, then who?
Let’s hear from Teresa and Ron Colletti, members of the BSA National STEM/Nova Committee. Richard Stone, the education and training leader of the STEM/Nova Committee who has contributed to other STEM posts on my blog, offers his wisdom, too."
- See full post at http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/09/23/stem-coordinator/