GROTON — Do you have STEM qualities? Absolutely? A tad? Not sure?
Does it have something to do with a green thumb?
No, STEM is not about gardening, but it is about growth. STEM is the hip new term being used across the nation for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and GDSTEM (www.gdstem.org ) is the newly formed non-profit group supporting these areas in the Groton-Dunstable K-12 community.
Chances are you have some STEM qualities, or more specifically, some skills that can benefit kids in these areas. One of the first major projects being undertaken by GDSTEM is compiling a database of people in our community who have a talent to offer in the STEM field.
Ellen Barkhuff, a GDRHS teacher and the science curriculum director, says, “Having a database of all the excellent community talent will help teachers and schools find resources, such as classroom speakers, industry contacts, experts, mentors, internship opportunities, and volunteers in general.”
With that as a goal, GDSTEM has created an Expertise Database and is looking to populate it. If you are employed in a STEM field, or have a background in a STEM field, please consider registering.
The opportunities to contribute to the science education in our community range from behind the scene collaboration with teachers, to mentoring a student, to providing links to acquire soon-to-be-warehoused technology equipment, to being part of a public lecture series.
There is no obligation, and the time commitment is determined by you. Visit the website at www.gdstem.org , see what we’re up to, and hopefully share your talents with us.