Each year, Hemet Unified School District hosts a Family STEAM Night at Cawston Elementary School for their fifth graders to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This year, seven of our team members attended and walked students through the fun and exciting activity of building their own house. Students put their ingenuity and creativity to the test as they created a floor plan for their home, calculated square footage, and imagined materials that would make up their rooms.
The event is designed to help fifth graders at Cawston Elementary discover careers with applied skills in their everyday subjects—how mastering multiplication tables can help them calculate square footage as an architect, or how keeping a drawing journal could one day lead to them being an incredible schematic designer. The fifth graders aren't the only ones impacted. The parents and younger siblings in attendance benefited too.
STEAM night is about helping kids see their potential, uncover hidden talents, and connect them with passionate professionals in those fields. It reminded many of our team members of what sparked their interest in the area and who instilled that drive in them.