Welcome! My name is Jenni Wilhm, and I teach STEM Coding & Robotics classes at MCMS. I am relatively new to teaching. I spent about 25 years working in various IT roles before deciding that teaching would be much more rewarding. When an opportunity to teach Coding & Robotics came up, it was truly a dream job! While teaching can be challenging, I haven't regretted my career change once!
Why is STEM/STEAM so important?
The world’s reliance on technology is increasing at an exponential rate. Self-driving cars are no longer just a dream for the future, automation is already playing a large role in the production of goods, and software using complicated algorithms is being used to improve business practices and increase efficiency of almost every industry. Employment in this new technology driven world will require problem solving, active learning, analysis, and a competency with the technology involved. The hope is that introducing STEM/STEAM concepts now and allowing young people to explore the real-life applications it includes, we can help them to become the innovators of tomorrow.