Often overlooked, computational thinking, computer modeling, simulations, computer engineering and a host of “CS” disciplines go far beyond technology literacy. C-STEM programs give students practice with the five dispositions or attitudes of the 21st century “computational thinker”:
- Confidence in dealing with complexity
- Persistence in working with difficult problems
- Tolerance for ambiguity
- The ability to deal with open ended problems
- The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution
Stated as an equation, C(STEM) = CS + CT + CE + CM
or Computational Science + Computing Technologies + Computer Engineering + Computational Math.
This area is dedicated to making sure C-STEM concepts are at the table in all TechTonic design sessions.