Introducing Entrepreneurship + Agriculture Program: Where STEM Meets Agriculture

Introducing Entrepreneurship plus Agriculture, our newest program

Announcing our Entrepreneurship + Agriculture program, blending ESTEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education with agricultural challenges. This initiative empowers students to tackle local food system issues with an entrepreneurial and STEM-focused approach. Furthermore, educators are equipped with resources and training to inspire the next generation of diverse problem solvers.

ESTEAM: 6 Ways to View STEAM through an Entrepreneurial Lens

6 Ways ESTEAM® Uses Entrepreneurial Mindsets

When youth are exposed to entrepreneurial thinking, a profound change takes place. They become more aware of opportunities around them, develop powerful problem-solving skills, and improve their abilities to think critically and creatively. VentureLab believes that innovation and discovery happen at the intersection of multiple disciplines- we call it ESTEAM (entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).

Going Full “Steam” Ahead

eSTEAM is the future of learning

When stereotypes are shattered, girls realize they can accomplish great things, and not let social prejudice hold them back, especially in the important areas of the disciplines known as STEAM—for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Take the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, a rollicking event held annually since 2006 that now draws … Read more

Intergrate Art and Design to Encourage Girls in Science

Integrate Art and Design

All science touches on art; all art has a scientific side. The worst scientist is he who is not an artist; the worst artist is he who is no scientist. — Armand Trousseau, noted 19th-century French physician In my last several posts, I’ve been outlining strategies for encouraging creativity in girls, and in developing their … Read more

Help Girls to Learn How Creative Steam Can Be

STEAM fields can be wildy creative

Over my last few posts, you’ve discovered four of the seven strategies that I’ve been outlining for you that can help you encourage creativity and curiosity in girls. So far, I’ve explored the need to reawaken a drive in children, to encourage children to learn differently, to allow children’s play to be a creative outlet … Read more

Thinking Creatively and Messily

Creativity is messy

Our pop-culture mind values creativity in music, the visual and performing arts, media, digital design, and self-expression. But our K-12 education system is heavily focused on student “outputs,” how well children perform on standardized tests, and how well they tell admissions officers what they want to hear. In today’s society, we praise creativity but penalize children … Read more

Developing Free-Range Curiosity

Free-Range curiosity

A curious mind can find things to explore almost anywhere, especially outdoors. I call it free-range curiosity. Take feathers. If you walk through a neighborhood where lawns aren’t cultivated like crops, and where nature’s “irregularities and imperfections” haven’t been blasted away by leaf blowers, chances are you’ll spot a few stray feathers. Simply by beginning … Read more

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