STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics—the portals to high-tech careers that educators and others are trying to ‘sell’ to young people. One such group, the Project Fibonacci Foundation, is just starting a week of information and guest speakers, and the ‘hook’ is living on Mars.
Why Mars? Dan Kostelec, the STEAM outreach coordinator with the Rome-based Fibonacci Foundation, says it’s to ‘start the conversation’ about the future of OUR planet and realizing that extra-terrestrial exploration will be a big part of it. The STEAM Leadership Conference underway at The Beeches Conference Center includes guest speakers (open to the public) and programs, including simulated work situations.
Information about the week of speakers and more at the Project Fibonacci website: www.projectfibonacci.org. Public tickets for the speakers are $10 for each evening, Eventbrite has the link