STEM at BMC
(Science Technology Engineering and Math)
“The U.S. now ranks 60th in the world in producing scientist and engineers; it has fallen 22% in just the last decade. Our high school students rank 23rd in science and 30th in math. To continue to thrive in a modern world and to prepare our children for lives, jobs, and a culture which increasingly depend on an understanding of science and math, we need to be making a stronger investment in education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).” – ShopBotTools.com
Cardboard Boat made with ShopBot
Ales for Sails trophy made on ShopBot
Harold Rinn, STEM Director, teaches CNC programming skills to several BAEP students. Harold was employed by General Electric, designing locomotives, for forty years before his retirement. He now dedicates his time to helping high school students understand the complexities of computer generated design and help them gain valuable skills to prepare them for the future.
A student puts the finishing touches on a ShopBot project designed for The Erie Community Foundation.
The finished product!
“Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America’s success. But if we want to win the future – if we want innovation to produce jobs in America….then we also have to win the race to educate our kids.”
~from President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Jan. 20
Sara Turner, Professor of Biology at Mercyhurst University and Project SAIL volunteer, works with BMC apprentices to investigate water and sediment from the East Canal Basin.