P&P STEAM

Recognizing that youth are the future of innovation, Pumps & Pipes has created a robust STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) program to educate and inspire students and bring exciting real-world applications into their STEAM classrooms.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

The P&P STEAM program is a year-round series of interactive programs for middle-, high-school and college students, designed to bring science to life and nurture lifelong curiosity. Programs include Lunch & Learn Webinars, teacher externships, innovation challenges and mentorship with STEAM professionals from engineers to astronauts to surgeons. STEAM challenges students to combine imagination and STEAM learning to push the limits of what’s possible.

In addition, Pumps & Pipes has partnered with Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the Ion Houston to develop innovative educational opportunities throughout the year that can be incorporated into students’ STEAM curricula.

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STEAM

ACTIVITIES

Lunch & Learn webinars

STEAM summit

STEAM challenges

Teacher externships

Lunch & Learn Webinars

This series of free, live webinars brings Pumps & Pipes education directly to classrooms around the world, introducing thousands of students and teachers to timely STEAM topics and encouraging discussion and creative learning projects. Past webinars taken students into a Houston Methodist Hospital operating room for a live aortic valve replacement surgery and to Mars and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to learn from scientists troubleshooting the InSight Mars Lander.

STEAM Summit

Each year during the Pumps & Pipes Symposium for professionals, Pumps & Pipes invites high school students to experience a concurrent event featuring special STEAM talks from the Symposium’s world-renowned speakers, team problem-solving challenges, hands-on technology demonstrations and the opportunity to meet industry mentors who can introduce students to exciting and varied STEAM career paths.

STEAM Challenges

Students from around Houston are invited to team up for STEAM challenges that test their creativity and STEAM ingenuity. Working with industry mentors and STEAM teachers, students have competed to fine-tune chemical reactions to power and race Chem-E cars, building and launch model trebuchets, and design and pitch innovative ideas to combat climate change. Students showcase these challenges at Pumps & Pipes symposia and webcasts.

Teacher Externship

Since 2015, Pumps & Pipes has worked with HISD to establish a mentorship program for high school STEAM teachers. Teachers are matched with local aerospace, energy and medical professionals and can visit research laboratories. During the multiday program, teachers are exposed to real-world challenges and problem solving in a range of scientific disciplines. They leave ready to incorporate those applications into classroom activities. The goal is to create curriculum guidelines that can be translated to school districts around the world.