Introducing 4th graders to science, engineering, technology and math
Later this week at GE Global Research we’ll be opening our doors to more than 225 4th grade students from around the Capital Region for our annual Science Day festivities.
Throughout the year many of my colleagues and I spend a lot of time volunteering in the local community and talking with school age children about science and the different types of careers you can have within science and technology industry. This is not a new topic for us on the Edison’s Desk blog. In the past you’ve heard from John Nelson in his entry, “Engaging kids in science exploration at an early age” about the work he does with his replica of the human body, “Manny” and human microbes. Ernest Kovacs has written about our support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl. And Adam Rasheed even put together a whole series of entries featuring his videos from “Bring Your Child to Work Day” with his “In the blink of an eye” series.
Science Day is one day where many of my colleagues and I are able to all come together and show the kids that come to Global Research a variety of different hands on experiments and demonstrations.
One of the highlights every year is the “Chemistry Magic Show” that introduces kids to some of the exciting tricks that can be performed through science. The audience is always captivated as the show includes lots of overflowing, color changing, and flame bursting liquids.
This is our 21st annual science day at GE Global Research and in recent years we are excited to see more recognition and focus on science and technology across the gamut. It is exciting to see STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) promoted through activities such as the White House Science Fair, STEM competitions, events like Science Day, and of course, through the career choices of popular icons such as Barbie.
I’ve included a video with some of the highlights from last year’s Science Day at Global Research. Please share with us any thoughts you have on how we can continue to promote STEM with school age children as it is definitely a strong focal point of ours at Global Research and in the country!
- 23rd Annual Science Day at GE Global Research
- Introducing the newest Chemistry and Chemical Engineering blogger, Swarna Addepalli
- WISE Words: Thoughts from the 2012 Women in Science & Engineering Symposium
- Women in Science and Engineering introduce WISE Words
- Researchers Bring Their Little Scientists To Work