Community leaders from across Oklahoma will discuss innovative, future-focused STEAM programs at the quarterly breakfast events.
Guernsey, an Oklahoma design and consulting firm, is working with the STEAM Engine, Inc., to produce the 2023 State of STEAM Roundtables, which are quarterly breakfast events that bring together community leaders, companies and organizations from across Oklahoma to discuss matters at the intersection of economic development, workforce development, PK-20 Education and STEAM.
The STEAM Engine, an Oklahoma-based 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in 2019, partners with schools and after-school programs to offer hands-on, project-based learning and career exploration to third through eighth-grade students to equip the next generation with the skills needed to solve 21st-century problems.
“In Oklahoma, industries such as architecture, energy, aerospace and biotechnology rely heavily on STEAM skills and knowledge,” said Morgan Jones, STEAM Engine founder and executive director. “Bringing Oklahoma organizations together in support of STEAM better positions our communities to focus on aligning resources, addressing the issues and discussing innovative programs which ultimately promote economic growth, improving the quality of life for all citizens.”
The first 2023 STEAM Roundtable was held March 30 at Will Rogers Theater in Oklahoma City. Attendees heard from panelists about the innovative programs addressing these multifaceted issues.
Networking for the 2023 STEAM Roundtable begins at 7:45 a.m., followed by breakfast, opening remarks, panel discussions, audience Q&A and an impact partnership project update. The program concludes at 10 a.m.
Upcoming 2023 STEAM Roundtable dates and topics are as follows:
- June 22 – Economic Development
- Sept. 21 – Workforce Development
- Dec. 10 – K-20 Education and Expanded Learning
Register at www.steamengineokc.org/stateofsteam