Becoming better thinkers

thinkpixStudents join a STEMworks™ Lab not only to learn the latest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) technologies, they also get to work with local industry partners to apply their skills to specific issues, gaining the satisfaction of knowing their efforts are contributing toward improving life on their respective islands.

Once a STEMworks™ team identifies an existing problem/opportunity, each is tasked with creating a project design to customize and test their solution.  During the process, they learn how to develop an industry partner relationship, provide an actual deliverable, and maintain an ongoing solution for the future.

Ultimately, the goal for students is to become better strategic thinkers who can draw on technology to tackle unpredictable, real life concerns.