CSTEAM Club

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Coast’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Club

STEAM is an educational program for students working for a positive change. It engages students in integrated learning as they explore the world around them, create innovative solutions to problems, communicate their results, and develop technical and personal skills while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

As STEAM members, we are trying to make a positive difference through our actions. This year we are proud to announce we will be participating in the 2015 Solar Cup Event, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. During this event, we will be learning about water conservation and renewable energy by building and racing a 16 foot solar powered boat that we are making from scratch during a seventh month period. The boat will be constructed in stages as the students are taught principles of boat making, solar energy and mechanical engineering and water conservation. The team will also research and complete various technical reports and create a water-related public service announcement. We are the only school in the Huntington Beach Union High School District participating, and our goal is to make out community a better place for everyone and the environment, as we increase public awareness of the need to conserve.

Why STEAM

STEAM engages students in integrated learning as they explore the world around them, create innovative solutions to problems and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

 

STEAM Education:

Engaging students from preschool through college and beyond in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Exciting students about pursuing STEAM careers by integrating technology and engineering into existing science and mathematics curriculum while developing technical and personal skills.

Developing problem-based learning opportunities for all students to develop critical skills.

Inspiring students to think out of the box and creatively think to solve real-world problems using the tools provided to them.

Preparing students for 21st century challenges by providing opportunities for students to ask questions, collaborate and innovate through core standards.

Teaching students how to apply concepts by designing hands-on projects to demonstrate their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and art through literacy and mathematics.

Emphasize the wonder of art and science as human endeavors.

Why Careers in STEAM?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in professional, scientific, and technical services is projected to grow by 29 percent, adding about 2.1 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020. The Stem Workforce: an Occupational Overview

The STEAM specialization takes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to the next level by adding Arts (liberal, social, manual, physical and fine arts) to the framework for integrated instruction. STEAM empowers teachers to employ a project-based learning approach that crosses all of these disciplines in solving everyday problems. This approach aligns with Common Core Standards and has been shown to engage students and allow them to use both left and right brained thinking in the same exercise.