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.

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