Sparking the Desire to Learn STEAM

April 28, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Sharon Jones

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Why is STEAM important? STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) is everywhere; in the mobile devices that can be found everywhere, in the cars that we drive, and in everyday articles, such as, a microwave, and a fridge. STEAM holds the keys to the future of our planet, for it’s how we will stop climate change, how we will continue to better healthcare, and how we will make a technologically developed world. Today, my guest Laura Plata, a freshman in high school, has taken her passion for inquiry to create a path to inspire others to love and learn about the power of STEAM. Laura launched the platform STEAMinis during the pandemic to spark interest. STEAMinis is an initiative with the goal of helping kids spark a desire to learn STEAM. STEAMinis will do this through interactive workshops in both English and Spanish. STEAMinis wants to help bring access and awareness to kids who may otherwise not have much exposure to STEAM. Learn more: https://www.steaminis.org/en/

Coding the Future

Coding the Future

Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Coding the Future with Dr. Sharon is an education-based show to give information and action tips to working adults to guide them to a new level of tech savvy, through leveraging their own skillset. Join technology and adult education expert Dr. Sharon Jones and leading industry experts as she invites you to learn what you need to know today for tomorrow’s tech career success. She and her guests will share the inside scoop on tech trends, explain how to leverage current technology in your career, and explore how your talents can be the key to your tech success. You will gain real-world strategies, actionable solutions and useful resources on hot topics shaping the future of workforce and how to apply your tech genius skill to the workforce. Coding the Future is broadcast live every Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Dr. Sharon Jones

Dr. Sharon Jones

Dr. Sharon Jones, Ed.D is the founder and CEO of the dot. Consulting and the non-profit Dottie Rose Foundation, where she leads and implements technology focused education and innovation. Dr. Jones has found her passion in education and has served as a computer science expert for the past 20 years, bridging the gap between our everyday actions and the application of technology. Dr. Jones is a highly sought after and national award winning Computer Science educator in the public school system and for corporate training. She has presented and been published nationally and internationally on data analytics, educational practices and technology. Her book A Recipe for Success Using SAS University: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project is being used in curriculum and classrooms around the country. Dr. Jones also serves as a member of the National Small Business Leadership Council, where she represents North Carolina. When not running the technology-world, Dr. Jones spends her time with her husband Ricky, and two sons, Ethan and Dylan and their beloved dog, Cooper.

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