For the third consecutive summer, Harrison Energy Partners hosted students from Keith Jackson’s P.A.R.K (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) Summer Huddle program. Each summer, Harrison Energy Partners has developed the S.T.E.M. Huddle Educational Outreach Program aimed at educating students on the opportunities and benefits of pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or math, commonly referred to as S.T.E.M.
The theme for this summer’s program was S.T.E.M. in Motion. In small groups, the students were tasked with constructing a vehicle out of recycled material that could protect an egg in a crash. Each car was then placed on a ramp and tested at different heights for success. Harrison Energy Partners associates got involved by contributing the recycled cardboard materials the students used in their experiments. The students enjoyed using their creative design process and then testing their design through the egg crash challenge.
In 2013, 35% of the jobs in the state of Arkansas required S.T.E.M. skills. This will continue to trend upward up as technology is essential to business operation in today’s work environments. The more students are exposed to S.T.E.M., the better equipped they will be for the future job market. Harrison Energy Partners is playing an important role in preparing today’s students for a greater tomorrow.