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Ethan Draddy: What is STEM?


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Ethan Draddy: What is STEM?

  1. 1. Ethan Draddy: What is STEM? Ethan Draddy
  2. 2. Ethan Draddy: What is STEM?Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, theSTEM project operates as a Boy Scouts of America initiative that isdesigned to encourage member interest in these disciplines throughexisting scouting programs. According to the U.S. Department ofLabor, significant math or science training is a key requirement for15 of today’s 20 fastest-growing occupations based on ten-yearemployment projections. BSA helps provide its youth with a strongSTEM-based education and fosters a new generation of innovation.
  3. 3. Ethan Draddy: What is STEM?The Nova Awards program stands as a key part of BSA’s STEMinitiative. Available at all levels of scouting, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,and Venturers, the Nova Awards are merit-based awards that aregiven to members who fulfill requirements and complete activities inthe four STEM fields. By showing how these disciplines apply toeveryday life and making them enjoyable and accessible, BSA aimsto spark further interest in scientific pursuits for young people.
  4. 4. Ethan Draddy: What is STEM?The Baltimore Area Council is proud to be one of 20 councils chosento participate in the testing phase of Project STEM’s pilot program.
  5. 5. Ethan Draddy: What is STEM?About the Author: CEO and Scout Executive for the Baltimore AreaCouncil of Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Ethan Draddy creates newprograms and opportunities for all Baltimore scouting communities.