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STEM in Everyday Life

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in everyday life.

Katy Tattersall

on 5 May 2013

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STEM STEM is all through our everyday lives.

Can you think of a few examples? The Importance of STEM Science: Life and Physical Science occupations
Technology: Architects, Surveyors, and Technicians; and Computer occupations
Engineering: Engineers and Engineering Technicians
Mathematics: Mathematical Science occupations The Subgroups of STEM Human Genome Project. N.d. Graphic. BioInformaticOnlineWeb. 14 Apr 2013. <http://www.bioinformaticonline.com/human-
genome-project.php>. Biology helps improve our health, quality of life, and understanding of the world around us. Biology Sydney Opera House. N.d. Photograph. Famous Wonders. Famouswonders.com, 2011. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.
<http://famouswonders.com/sydney-opera-house/>. Architecture Art and Mathematics Computers as a Medium for Art: My Artwork Picture: clip art Cell phones
DVD players
Control systems in vehicles
Computers Physics in Modern Life Chemical Engineers. N.d. Photograph. American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Web. 15 Apr 2013. <http://www.aiche.org/about>. Manufacturing chemicals
Improving and creating materials
Working with energy
Improving health and wellness
Protecting the water and air Chemistry Biomedical Engineer. N.d. Photograph. Chron. Web. 15 Apr 2013.
<http://work.chron.com/biomedical-engineering-salaries-2996.html> Biologically compatible materials
Blood analyzers
Life support systems
Etc. Biomedical Technology Statistics. N.d. Photograph. Library Tech Training. Web. 15 Apr 2013.
<http://lib.berkeley.edu/libtech/category/tags/statistics>. Statistics is collecting and analyzing data and calculating results by noticing patterns
Statistics is used in business, the manufacturing industry, health and medicine, education, research, the social sciences, agriculture, etc. Statistics Picture: clip art Fractals are present in clouds, ferns, coastlines, ecosystems, etc. Geometric fractals are patterns that repeat themselves in smaller and smaller versions. Geometric Fractals Picture: clip art Take objects and form mathematical thoughts, questions, and ideas about them
Rubik’s Cubes
Building blocks
Interlocking cubes
Sam Loyd puzzles Fun Math American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Chemical Engineering. New York: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2012. Print.
American Society of Civil Engineers. What Is a Civil Engineer? Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers, n.d. Print.
American Statistical Association. Careers in Statistics. N.p.: American Statistical Association, n.d. Print.
Boaler, Jo. What's Math Got to Do with It? London: Viking Penguin, 2008. Print.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Engineering Technician." U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 19 Mar. 2010. Web. 14 Apr. 2013. <http://www.bls.gov/k12/science05.htm>.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Surveyors." U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 7 Aug. 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2013. <http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and- engineering/surveyors.htm>.
Casualty Actuarial Society, and Society of Actuaries. "Be an Actuary." Be an Actuary. Casualty Actuarial Society and Society of Actuaries, 2012. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://beanactuary.org/>.
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. 14th ed. Vol. 2-5. New York, NY: Ferguson, 2008. Print.
Fisher, Len. How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life. New York: Arcade, 2003. Print.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. "STEM." Georgetown University. Georgetown University, 20 Oct. 2011. Web. 12 Apr. 2013. <http://www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/stem-complete.pdf>.
Landis, Raymond B. Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career. Third ed. Los Angeles, CA: Discovery, 2007. Print.
"MythBusters - Diet Coke & Mentos." YouTube. YouTube, 31 July 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.
Pappas, Theoni. More Joy of Mathematics: Exploring Mathematics All Around You. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Pub./Tetra, 1991. Print.
Reber, Deborah. In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers. New York: Simon Pulse, 2007. Print.
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Careers in Math: Science and Industry Advance with Mathematics. Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, n.d. Print.
Sundem, Garth. The Geeks' Guide to World Domination. New York: Three Rivers, 2009. Print.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Women of WPI: What Will You Do? Worcester, MA: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, n.d. Print. References in Everyday Life My magazine cover was inspired by an actual National Geographic Kids magazine. Animal Care Camp is not a real company. What Does STEM Stand for? Science
Mathematics Mythbusters Video What happens when you combine Mentos and diet soda? Symmetry Human body
Running animals and humans
Symmetry or the lack of it can affect the way we feel about art Math in Everyday Life News
Understanding medical records
Administering medicine
Voting Math in the Ocean Spirals in shells
Symmetry in clam shells, lobsters, fish, sea urchins, etc.
Tessellations in the scales of fish
Mathematics of ocean waves Farming After the Dust Bowl, better farming methods were developed scientifically, more powerful farm machinery was created, and scientists genetically engineered hybrid corn. Knot Theory Mathematicians classify knots and study their propeties
Molecular biologists use it when looking at DNA
Physicists use it to study interactions between particles Radios
U.S. Space Program
Fiber optics
Solar cells
Etc. There are many math concepts that have applied to architecture for thousands of years
STEM workers design buildings and oversee their construction Native American rugs
The crests of Japanese families
Tapestries Examples of STEM Careers What You Can Do Before College Survey Thanks for Watching! Agricultural Equipment. N.d. Photograph. Ike's Welding & Manufacturing Co. Ike's Welding & Manufacturing Co., 15 Sept. 2005. Web. 15 Apr. 2013. <http://www.ikeswelding.com/>. Will this reaction make your stomach explode?
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/exploding-stomach-minimyth.htm Picture: clip art Picture: clip art Pictures: Prezi symbols Picture: Prezi symbol Picture: Prezi symbol Scientists try to understand the world and find out how things work
Technicians do technical work that does not require much education and often help out scientists and engineers
People with computer occupations use computers for a certain application, such as designing websites
Engineers use their problem solving skills to innovate products
Most people with mathematical science occupations apply math to something in the real world, such as the social sciences To learn more about STEM careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/home.htm Please answer the following questions:
1. How has this presentation changed your perception of STEM?
2. Are you interested in learning more about STEM now than before you watched this presentation? Why?
3. How can my presentation be improved? Do puzzles and play STEM games
Puzzle books
Explore websites of colleges and universities with strong STEM programs, such as
Worcester Polytechnic Institute at http://www.wpi.edu/
Massachusetts Institute of Technology at http://www.mit.edu/
California Institute of Technology at http://www.caltech.edu/
Take STEM courses that challenge you and do your best
Join summer programs and extracurricular activities that let you have fun with STEM
Explore the references that I listed and find information about STEM at the library or online
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