The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) encourages business/industry and the education community to create innovative pathways to develop a skilled STEM workforce in the Tulsa region. Most recently, TRSA hosted a wildly successful STEM SOLE Energy Event–that’s SOLE as in Self-Organized Learning Experience–drawing classroom participants from Oklahoma to Louisiana. Inspired by a STEM Ecosystems-facilitated workshop session with the Central Oklahoma and North Louisiana STEM Alliances, TRSA planned a SOLE focused on the energy sector, given the region’s energy-driven economy. On November 3, more than 300 students, led by 10 educators in a multitude of districts, dedicated an hour to helping students explore critical energy-related questions. Regional educators, the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board, energy experts and other STEM stakeholders weighed in on the questions.
Interested in hosting your own SOLE? Check out the event format and sample questions.