The STEAM Engine on Talking Energy Show by Oilfield Tailgate with guests Morgan Jones, AIA, NCARB, MBA, founder and executive director, Michael Whitten, VP Tier 1 Energy Solutions Inc. and board member of The STEAM Engine
From steamengineokc.org - The STEAM Engine is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Oklahoma City. We partner with existing after-school programs to bring turnkey, hands-on STEM and Arts programs to students in 3rd-8th grade. Through hands-on activities, skill-building courses, experiments, and maker challenges, we help students develop the confidence and skills they need to see themselves in a STEM career.
Oklahoma ranks 45th for overall child well-being. According to Oklahoma Policy Institute, this includes ranking 33rd in economic well-being, 40th in family and community context, and 48th in education. Oklahoma ranks number 1 in the US for the percentage of people experiencing 2 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).
A world where communities are prepared to meet 21st century problems with 21st century skills.
Launch the next generation of critical-thinkers, creative problem-solvers, makers, doers, innovators and entrepreneurs—equipping them with 21st century skills using tools from the Maker Movement and the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).
Building and sustaining a community-focused organizational culture is the cornerstone for achieving our
Together, we are all responsible for the well-being of the organization. Each person takes responsibility for their actions or inaction and resulting outcomes (whether intended or unintended) this is how we remain in relationship with one another.
Relationship is the glue that holds everything together. Before taking any action, we ask ourselves “how will this affect our relationships with one another, our stakeholders, and our community?”.
Our community deserves the very best return we can give them on the resources entrusted to us. We have the responsibility to be faithful stewards who administer resources in an ethical, transparent, and sustainable manner.
Building STEAM Support Systems
21st Century Skill Development
Our youth programs are designed to help young people develop the skills they need to be successful in the 21st Century.
Family & Community Engagement
Our Family and Community programs are designed to help parents and community stakeholders surround young people with the skills and resources they need to be successful.
Educator Professional Development
Our Educator programs are designed to help educators incorporate project-based learning, STEAM, and inquiry-based learning in the classroom so that students have access to STEAM and project-based learning opportunities.
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