STEM Careers, Soft Skills, and Exploding Bacon
HRM America, July 17, 2014 — Excerpt from article:
STEM careers, technology, and the impact of education were addressed at the World Future Society’s 2014 conference in Orlando, FL.  At the welcome reception, we met with an impressive group of 13 to 18 year-old students who build and program robots for competition with their 4-H FIRST Robotics Competition team.  This team, named “Exploding Bacon,” operates similarly to a small business with a variety of team roles, and focuses on several core skills:

  • Robot-building (engineering, technology, etc.)
  • Teamwork (project management, drawing on individual strengths, etc.)
  • Professionalism (elevator speeches, marketing, soft vs. hard deadlines, etc.)