STEM BECOMES S.T.E.A.M
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING ARTS & MATH
Technology has completely changed practically every aspect of our lives. For the foreseeable future, this digital age will be a catalyst to bring our society together or keep it separated.
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Congressman Charles Rangel, Silicon Harlem and other supportive institutions and individuals, have created a series of events to help young and old close the “digital divide” and successfully negotiate the digital age. Along with artists and educators, the Chamber has given serious consideration to the role the arts will play in these technological times. It has been stated that “the arts build the 21st century workforce” in this digital world.
With that in mind, the expanding on STEM, the Chamber, in partnership with Silicon Harlem kicked off its year round S.T.E.A.M INITIATIVE to help young and old close the “digital divide”. The initiative included a series of events and activities designed to demystify technology and encourage all to take part in the learning experience.
- Technology Pavilion for 12-18 year-old youngsters and their families at “A Great Day in Harlem"
- “Demystifying Technology” Conference at New York City Senior Citizens Day
- Youth Education & Career Conference 2 for students and young adults ages 13-22 focused on 21st century careers, and featured a “Hackathon” panel discussion and “app concept” competition at Our Children’s Foundation
- New York City Economic Development Day Technology Conference - Featured discussions on digital economic development and inclusion for small businesses, professional service providers, and community-based service organizations at New York City Economic Development Day.
- The “Tech Games” were designed to make children technology proficient at an early age, stimulate their minds and interest, and make S.T.E.A.M fun as well as challenging at New York City Children’s Festival.