Physicians Immediate Care Sponsors Local STEM Programs

We’re in the Community!

Physicians Immediate Care is not just a company; we are also part of our local communities. In addition to providing our patients with remarkable care, Physicians Immediate Care is committed to supporting our local community organizations and schools. A new initiative in 2017 is for Physicians Immediate Care to sponsor and support local school’s STEM educational programs.

What is STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM has become an increasingly important topic in education. This is primarily because there are a growing number of jobs in STEM fields and STEM careers play a critical role in the US economy. According to the US Department of Education, “In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information.” These are all skills that students learn by studying STEM subjects. Engaging students in STEM education at an early age provides a foundation for future learning and increases the likelihood that these students will pursue a career in STEM fields later on.

STEM Programs

We have participated in several recent STEM educational programs in our communities. Near our Belvidere clinic, we have partnered with Caledonia Elementary School and Discovery Museum to put on a STEM night. At the event, students and parents participated in several stations at which the students learned how to create their own chemical reactions.

We have also partnered with JB Nelson School in Batavia for their Family Science. At these events, students will explore STEM-related topics outside of the classroom and display it in a non-competitive atmosphere so others can learn from what they have done. Family Science Night aims to encourage a sense of wonder and curiosity in each student and to increase self-directed questioning of the world around them. Their upcoming Family Science Night is on April 20th and will feature a presentation by Ben Jiminez called “Ben’s Bubble Show” that demonstrates the science of bubbles.

Partner With Us

Do you have a STEM event that you think we would be interested in? We are always looking for more ways to get involved! Email us at patientservices@visitphysicians.com if you think we would like to participate in your local event.

 

Sources:

US Department of Education, “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership,” https://www.ed.gov/stem

Engineering for Kids, http://engineeringforkids.com/