The mission of the Paradise Valley Community College STEAM Club is to create a unified, inclusive community that works together with service, diversity, and entertainment to encourage interest in
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
In STEAM Club, we seek to accomplish many projects that will help the community. We have assigned committees to complete these various projects. The committees are listed below.
This committee will focus on continuing the legacy of Erika Leatherwood's Mathposium" and Makram Jreissat's "Full STEAM Ahead! A Panel Discussion on Careers in STEAM" by combining them into a one day event along with creating another event showcasing various projects that the STEAM Club has to offer. This committee will learn a multitude of skills on how to create, organize, and find speakers to talk at an event. The Mathposium's goal is to showcase how interesting math can be while "Full STEAM Ahead!" presents different careers in the STEAM fields. This perfect combination will become a wonderful resource for students!
This committee will focus on reviving the Sustainability Club inside of the STEAM Club. Unfortunately, the Sustainability Club was not able to remain a club, therefore, we decided to take the initiative to make it a part of the STEAM Club. This committee will focus on enhancing the environment and community of Paradise Valley Community College through multiple projects in sustainability including making gardens, managing waste, and other great activities. This club will surely test your creative science and engineering skills!
This committee will focus on providing activities, books, and other STEAM related interactions in the Festival of Tales. The purpose of this is to excite and motivate both young and old children for STEAM. The Festival of Tales is a cultural literacy day for Arizona children and families! Here is the link if you want to learn more about it https://www.paradisevalley.
The goal of the Artifact Project Committee is to create a new STEAM-related artifact each semester for the STEAM club to display and use to educate. Committee members have the opportunity to work together to create a hands-on exploratory experience. The Fall 2017 artifact project focuses on the Engineering aspect of STEAM. Faculty member Jim Kane (James.Kane@paradisevalley.edu) has a background in engineering and is assisting the committee with design and fabrication through education and consultation.
This committee will focus on creating a booth for spirit fest to showcase an invention or some kind of activity for the theme of "Celebrating Milestones of the Last 30 Years: Through the Decades!" Spirit Fest is on October 25th in the KSC Courtyard. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to research the history of STEAM and its inventions!
This committee will focus on creating an official STEAM Club t-shirt and flyer using their art and technology skills. It will consist of working on the design, translating it to a digital design, and finding a way to create the shirts.
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