A continuing focus for Schoolcraft College is to provide students with experiences they can take with them into their careers. One important initiative that does just that is STEAMzSchoolcraft: Bridging the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences.
This student-led event investigates how the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) disciplines effectively build on one another in real-world settings to support students’ academic and professional goals.
The “z” refers to Generation Z, those born between 1995 and 2010. This focus was selected because the current traditional college-age student (18-22) is a part of Gen Z.
This year’s focus, “The World Reimagined,” will explore the emergence of a new social and technological era and how it impacts the future of our students and communities.
“What are you most passionate about and how do you envision the world of tomorrow? What ideas do you have to shape our future? Share your ideas and passions, strengthen key leadership skills, and gain personalized mentorship from Schoolcraft faculty and staff by taking the first step and submitting a proposal to present at STEAMz 2021,” said Sharon Christian, Director of Learning Support Services and Chair of the STEAMz Committee.
How to get started
All Schoolcraft College students and alumni are eligible to submit a proposal. Visit the web page for instructions and a Call for Proposals form.
Proposals will undergo a review process. Selected presenters will be notified and receive staff/faculty mentors as they prepare for their presentations.
The presentations focus on ideas, findings, and experiences highlighting academic and professional successes. Presenters address specific values, skills, and experiences needed to set and achieve thoughtful and actionable goals as they transition into university life or the workforce.
The STEAMz program is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. both days and will be held in a virtual format.
Because of COVID-19, last year’s event was held virtually as well with over 100 attendees, many of them finding value in the program. Here are a few comments:
- “This was a fantastic event. The facilitators did a tremendous job of keeping the event flowing and engaging. This opportunity provided an authentic means for sharing research and practicing communication skills. Bravo!”
- “It was great to see and learn about topics of interest to the students.”
- “STEAMz was a great and informative event to attend!”
STEAMzSchoolcraft: Bridging the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences is presented by Schoolcraft College’s Learning Support Services, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and Scholars Honors Program.