Burton Energy Group has partnered with Clark Creek Elementary School – a STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) located in Acworth, GA. The school was seeking companies in the community to help demonstrate the real world application of STEM skills to the elementary students and Burton Energy Group was a clear fit. On March 12, 2015 a discussion panel of professionals from local companies provided insight into the engineering and science-related skills used in their careers. Representatives from Burton Energy Group included Energy Engineer, Will Rice and Sustainability Program Coordinator, Amanda Paul.
An interesting concept brought up during the discussion panel, was the STEM Engineering and Design Loop used by the school to help students become independent problem-solvers and provide skills necessary for STEM challenges:
At Burton Energy Group, the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR program is a large component of our everyday business. A similar process loop is used in the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management:
It was very interesting to see the connection between ENERGY STAR’s process and the STEM School engineering design loop! Looks like these elementary students are already learning tangible skills for their careers!