In an effort to prepare our future generation for careers in advanced industries, the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy formed a committee (CoSTEM) that will facilitate a cohesive national strategy to reorganize STEM education programs and increase the impact of federal investments
STEM programs refer to advanced-level courses that emphasize science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
According to their document entitled STEM 101: Intro to tomorrow’s jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects overall STEM employment to grow about 13% between 2012 and 2022.
As a result of this national strategy, there is an increased number of STEM programs at elementary, middle and high schools.
Now from a young age, students enrolled in STEM programs are getting exposed to a variety of highly-technical applications and field work.
Speaking of exposure, it is important to note that some of the technologies and field work used in STEM programs may create unwanted fumes, odors and particles that should not be inhaled.
Brief examples include
- soldering robotic components and electrical boards
- 3D printing prototypes
- laser etching metal or plastic
- working with biological specimens
- mixing or manipulating chemicals
- practicing data recovery or data forensics techniques
At Sentry Air Systems, we design and manufacture air filtration equipment that works to capture these unwanted fumes and particles.
We have had the opportunity to provide clean air solutions to a variety of grade schools, universities, technical colleges and maker space annexes.
In earlier blog posts we featured a Canadian university where a group of students used our solder fume extractors while designing and building a solar-powered car!
Last year, we had the opportunity to partner with the Children’s Museum of Houston to provide multiple source-capture air cleaners for their newly opened Maker Annex.
In total, the museum uses our equipment for soldering fume control, laser fume and 3D printing fume control, as well as ambient room air cleaning. [read our blog post]
While at the event, Sentry Air discussed how we use activated granule carbon made from coconut shells to adsorb and capture harmful odors commonly generated in the workplace.
Equip your STEM Program with cleaner air
Listed below are links to some of the most popular products on our website that focus on STEM-related applications. Feel free to browse the individual product pages for detailed information or to request a quote.
- Solder Fume Extractors
- Laser Fume Extractors
- Electronics Fume Extractors
- Chemical and Solvent Vapor Fume Extractors
- 3D Particle Extractors
- Data Recovery Laminar Flow Hoods
Contact Sentry Air
If your STEM program is looking for an economical and effective air filtration solution, contact Sentry Air Systems to speak with one of our sales specialists. They will be happy to assist you in finding the right solution. You may qualify to receive either our educational institution or government agency discount. Visit our www.sentryair.com, email email@example.com, call 800.799.4609 or fill out the feedback form below.