Scouting for Engineering Education
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The Boy Scouts of America are growing a new youth educational program called STEM Scouts, open to boys and girls. Guests Davis Fox and Deborah (Debbie) Vasquez talk about the mission of the program, which goes beyond teaching content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math. It includes teaching curiosity, teamwork, parental involvement, and other values that align with Scouting programs generally. Davis and Deborah also discuss the program impact on kids in the Austin, Texas, area so far. Mentioned in this episode: • STEM Scouts: https://stemscouts.org/ • Boy Scouts of America (BSA): http://www.scouting.org/ • Venturing program at BSA: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Venturing.aspx • Exploring program at BSA: http://www.exploring.org/ • STEM Scouts in Austin, TX: https://stemscouts.org/council/8/austin/ • Vertical farming background article: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170405-how-vertical-farming-reinvents-agriculture Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com. You can support Pios Labs at: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs: • Guidebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.html
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