STEM & The Digital World
“STEM and the Digital World” will encourage youth to explore how STEM informs all of society. The webinar program will lead them through an exploration of STEM’s impacts, essential skills for the digital world, and how STEM is contributing to solving other social and political challenges.
These webinars can be used as additional resources for various science classes and topics, in order for learners to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Ilona Dougherty – Amplifying the impact of young changemakers
This presentation is an inspiring call-to-action and a practical guide for young people who want to make a difference in STEM as entrepreneurs, in the organizations they work in as staff or volunteers, or in their communities. Young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow; they can be leaders, influencers and change-makers today. Ilona uses data, original research and stories to support young changemakers whether in STEM or beyond to turn their bold ideas into action
How to become a digital entrepreneur in high school?
What does it mean to be an entrepreneur in the digital world and how do you even become one as a high school student? You might think that starting your own company is a privilege reserved for certified tech geniuses with lots of money lying around. But digital entrepreneurship is accessible to anyone with a laptop and an internet connection. In this presentation, I’ll tell you the story of how I leveraged technology to kickstart my entrepreneurial career and how you, too, can break into this space. I’ll also highlight some non-traditional career paths that technology enables, including those of « digital nomads” and people opting for an “alternative” education. Finally, I’ll talk about some internet businesses that I’ve built, and show you how to turn your own ideas into real products!
How technology can be used for social action?
This workshop will offer valuable insights into the latest innovations in the energy and climate space – all developed by teens! By showcasing the work of these young innovators, attendees will gain a greater understanding of the potential of technology to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and how programs like The Knowledge Society are helping to prepare the next generation of leaders in emerging industries.
Break the Fake: How to tell what’s true online?
Misinformation is a big problem, but we all have a part to play in solving it. This interactive workshop will teach four quick, easy steps you can take to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not.
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