Greg Maguire tweeted:
STEM + A = STEAM what this economy will run out of without creative thinking.
I recently signed on as a STEMnet ambassador. W5 is the local delivery agent for STEMnet in Northern Ireland and it’s a good home for a worthy project. If you have an interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (including design, programming, the web), then you really should register.
During my first piece of work for them, I had the opportunity to provide some guidance for students and made the point that Science and Technology and Engineering and Mathematics are great – but there is a part of science and mathematics that is imagination, part of technology and engineering that is design.
In many ways it was easier in the “olden” days when I was at school. School seemed less about preparing a student for the workplace and more about educating and testing the student to see what they were capable of. While they didn’t get everything right, I’m also certain they didn’t get everything wrong.