by Brian Anderson, Ph.D.
Education study groups have defined “sparks” as “interests or passions that light a fire in a person’s life. Spark expresses the core of who a person is and how they want to engage with the world around them. Sparks bring joy and hope.”
All year every year, NETL recognizes the importance of those “sparks” by supporting and encouraging young people to further their interest in and study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects in a wide range of activities both within the Laboratory and externally in our communities.
This month, we’re taking special steps to call specific attention to the importance of STEM studies by highlighting some examples of how deeply committed NETL people are to helping young people find their “STEM spark.” On our media platforms, through videos and articles, visitors will learn about:
We’re also sharing fascinating stories about how some of our key researchers found their own “spark”:
While we use February to highlight STEM activities, our commitment to the goal of igniting “sparks” in future researchers is a non-stop proposition.