Thanks to Michelle Cho our 2017 Carol Phan Scholarship recipient for suggesting the addition of Art to make STEM –> STEAM. 🙂
As a non-profit dedicated to helping local teachers and students with classroom supplies and college scholarships, ForCarol.com is starting a new STEM / STEAM in-class enrichment program to help local teachers bring science, technology, engineering, art, and math awareness into the classroom.
Given proper funding, ForCarol.com will talk to the teachers about their STEM / STEAM needs and will then purchase materials that will be used in their classroom.
ForCarol.com, Inc. will help in class as needed. Read my bio below to see my qualifications. 🙂
Click here to see our growing list of STEM / STEAM products that can be used in the classroom.
Teachers are Excited!!
I sent this information to a couple of my favorite local teachers:
- “YES!!!! Sign me up, but just give me a heads up on when we would schedule this.”
- “I appreciate you reaching out to bring STEM / STEAM to our classes!”
- And one teacher already volunteered her 5th grade class to be the first. 🙂
About Mike Pihlman
Mike has over 25 years experience (Grumman Aerospace, AT&T Bell Labs, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) in digital hardware design, telecommunications, project engineering, video conferencing, desktop videoconferencing, and Ad-Hoc IP-based video conferencing network design, implementation, and support. He has been a leader, since 1990, in the effort to bring desktop / mobile videoconferencing applications to fruition (think Skype).
He was the founder and owner of AltamontCowork, a coworking location based in Tracy, CA where he helped small businesses succeed from May 2009 to Dec 2014.
Mike was (until 2016) a Substitute Teacher in the Tracy Unified and Jefferson school districts. With over 200 classes under his belt, he prefers to work in Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Mike has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society,and Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical Engineering Honor Society.
He is a US Navy Vietnam Era veteran.
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