While at the T3 Career Challenge Day, at MacDonald Middle School in East Lansing, Jeffrey talks with Curtis Hertel, State Senator for the 23rd District. Curtis was a presenter, and shared with the students how he uses math and science as a senator. He stressed the importance of thinking about the world around us and how we can learn, so we will be able to meet the different challenges our world faces.
Jeffrey then interviewed MacDonald Middle School Principal, Amy Martin. Amy shared about the excitement in having the presenters from all different areas in the business world, sharing with students the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), and how it is integrated in the different businesses and careers. MacDonald Middle School has transitioned to the STEAM education platform. There is STEM Club, that meets once a week. They often partner with Michigan State University, focusing on the Bio Technology and the Medical fields.
The vast range of presenters is providing a diverse learning environment for students. Amy believes STEAM plays a significant role in many careers and will help the talent gap going forward.