The Goal of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) committee is to support the Posts’ endeavors to inspire primary and secondary students to enter the engineering career field by offering cohesive outreach programs to raise awareness of both the profession and the Society.
Each year the SAME Houston/Galveston partners with several organizations to support current and ongoing STEM activities and to develop new opportunities for its members to engage in the community. Opportunities range from creating partnerships to attending tours to judging competitions. Unfortunately, due to the recent pandemic several opportunities were temporarily put on hold while others continued virtually. As 2022 approaches the Post is working towards safely re-establishing STEM events and gearing up to participate as activities begin to re-open.
No matter your availability or ability to support events in person or for setup there is an opportunity for you to get involved! If you are interested in joining our efforts, please reach out to the Committee Chair for a list of upcoming events and needs. We look forward to partnering with you to support STEM education and outreach.
Major Events or Activities:
- National Programs/Committees:
- Committed Local Programs
- Math Counts
- Future City Competition
- Viva Technology
- COH Water Festival
- Houston METRO
- Sam Houston Boat Tour
- Science and Engineering Fair of Houston
- St. Ambrose
- List of Partnerships and Events
The Houston/Galveston Post works together with several partners in order to help reach students and participate in the community. If you are interested in the forming a partnership with the Post and need STEM support, please feel free to reach out to the STEM chair for more information. Several ongoing partnerships are listed below:
ST AMROSE SCHOOL
The Post has a history of collaborating with St. Ambrose to take the students on educational tours and participate as judges during their science Fair each year.
The Post works closely with the Houston METRO to organize tours of their Rail Operations Center and a history of transportation in the Houston area.
SAM HOUSTON BOAT TOUR
Each year the post reserves a tour for St. Ambrose students and post members to go on a one-of-a-kind tour of the Houston Ship Channel, home to one to of the busiest and most diverse ports in the world. Students and Post members get to interact and talk about the Port, engineering and participate in a scavenger hunt.
MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide middle school mathematics competition. Each year the post helps by supplying judges for competition. MATHCOUNTS help bring a challenging and fun environment to math. It is a great way to interact and support students in our area.
FUTURE CITY COMPETITION
Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the the future. Each year the post helps by supplying judges and reviewing the student ideas as well as their presentations. This is wonderful hand-on experience for anyone looking to get involved.
Goodwill's purpose is the educate, train and hire individuals with barriers to employment to help them thrive. They connect people, families and communities to improve lives and to meet the workforce needs of today and tomorrow. It was then a natural connection for the Post to team with goodwill to bring a half day STEM learning event to the children of Goodwill employees. This program is still in development and a great place to get plugged in if you are looking to get involved.