This workshop will present real-world applications that are rooted in STEM concepts. This presentation will walk parents through real-world applications that will help them to formulate thought processes that will assist their children in connecting STEM concepts to real-world relevance. Children will understand how and why these STEM concepts are important. Specifically, some of the STEM topics to be discussed are reading placards on trucks for knowledge of chemical properties, teaching algebra by going to a fair and buying hot dogs, and calculating average velocity from Google Maps.

Jerome McQueen, PE, is a registered professional engineer and has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil & environmental engineering along with an MBA in energy economics. His master’s in engineering was earned as a NASA graduate fellow studying air pollution control engineering for jet engine test cells at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. He has over 23 years of experience in various disciplines of engineering including chemical, civil and environmental engineering. He currently is an environmental compliance director for one of the largest manufacturing companies of waterworks and fire hydrant infrastructure in the United States and Canada. He has also served as a co-chair for a mentoring program designed for young male achievement for over 18 years. He has mentored over 225 young men and these young men have amassed over $3.5 million in scholarships.

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