The IEEE emeritbadges.org STEM Project provides instructional material and kits to support the Electricity Merit Badge and the Electronics Merit Badge. We are the sponsor of the Electricity Merit Badge Booth and the Electronics Merit Badge Booth at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. We are a global pre-university technology education program for students delivered primarily through Scouting merit badge programs.
The IEEE emeritbadges.org STEM program:
- Developed hands-on electricity and electronics instructional material based on the Boy Scout merit badge requirements
- Can be used by any student, boy or girl, to enhance technical literacy
- Teaches students about viable engineering and other technical career options
- Brings scientific discovery to young students
The IEEE emeritbadges.org STEM Project is an expansion of an IEEE pre-college education program that started in 1981 with the sponsorship of the Electronics Merit Badge Booth at the 1981 National Scout Jamboree held at Fort A. P. Hill, VA USA. Since 1981 the IEEE has provided leadership for the Electricity and Electronics Merit Badge Booths at the National Scout Jamborees held in 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2013.
The next use of the new global STEM pre-college electronics and electricity education material and hands-on kits will be at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, WV from 19 July to 27 July 2017.
The mission of the IEEE emeritbadges.org STEM Project is to provide a global non-discriminatory pre-university technology education program for boys and girls. The project is designed to reach global pre-university students and educators in support of the overall goal of “enhancing the level of technological literacy of pre-university educators and students worldwide.” The project will:
- Enhance the level of technical literacy among pre-university students and promote engineering and other technical professions as viable career options.
- Increase the public awareness of engineers and engineering.
- Help society to develop technologically literate citizens and assist in providing a future technology based workforce.