Cameron Engineering recognizes the important place that education holds in developing the leaders and talent who will shape the built environment of our future. There is also a growing need to enhance the curricula in schools as the market is demanding better trained graduates with technical education who are more capable to succeed in a complex world. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, often paired with Arts (STEAM) offers structured training programs both in the classroom and outside of the classroom to inspire students to explore their interests and be better prepared to pursue college level education and workforce careers in these fields.
At Cameron Engineering we firmly believe in the value of STE(A)M education and promote local community efforts to further this important mission. Our employees participate in the renowned Long Island STEM Hub, have done work with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and the Long Island Children’s Museum, and participate in many other local school and University boards, and PTA programs, as many of our staff are parents in the communities that we serve. Employees are encouraged to attend local career and job fairs, speak at schools, judge science competitions, and explore other ways to share their expertise. We see the tremendous responsibility that we, as trained professionals have to leverage the learning opportunities that our work creates so we offer internship positions and have welcomed classes into our offices for “shadow days”.
“Narrated by Academy Award®
winner Jeff Bridges Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering.”
Visit the Cradle of Aviation in Uniondale, NY to see Dream Big: Engineering our World, which is currently playing in IMAX.
While STEM degrees can translate directly into STEM careers such as engineering, software development, computer programming, medical sciences, statistics, economics, robotics, and many, many others, there are also opportunities to pursue the trades, such as plumbing, or carpentry, and other support occupations should they not wish to pursue the innately technical fields.
STEM graduates also tend to make very attractive employment candidates for non-STEM occupations. A report from the US Department of Commerce found that, “STEM degree holders enjoy higher earnings, regardless of whether they work in STEM or non-STEM occupations. A STEM holder can expect an earnings premium of 12 percent over non-STEM degree holders. Holding all other factors constant.” In our experience, STEM graduates benefit from this enhanced training in problem solving to perform complex tasks in high levels of uncertainty, which makes them suitable and well prepared to handle careers in many different fields.
Throughout 2019 we invite you and your families to visit the Cradle of Aviation in Uniondale, NY to see Dream Big: Engineering our World, which is currently playing in IMAX.
“Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.”
Cameron Engineering is grateful to all of the educators that have trained and inspired us to dream bigger and make the world around us a better place through the projects we complete. We are proud to continue to support local STEM/STEAM efforts in our community.
For more information please visit, Cradle of Aviation.org for showtimes and tickets.
Please reach out to our STE(A)M Coordinator, David Pollicino, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.