STEM education is really, really important. Think about the computer / phone / tablet / device / gadget / whatever which is currently allowing you to read these words. Think about the airbags in your steering wheel, and how they'd engage to save your life if a truck were to smash into your car. Think about the next medical breakthrough that will let you live a healthier life someday when you've retired to a beach cabaña. All good things, right? They are each the indirect, cumulative result of millions of hours of research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, and it's impossible to imagine our modern world without these things. Further, it's equally impossible to imagine a future in which our many problems can be solved without even more of this kind of research. Starting today, with this blog post, we at Sparkfactor Design are going to work hard at making that extra research happen. And we're going to have fun while we're doing it.
There is so much that we want to do, and we can't wait to get started. We're going to go out there in the world and gets our hands dirty, and we're going to bring some very cool projects and programs to people who have not always had a lot of access to stuff like this. We're going to bring 3D printers and laser cutters to schools. We're going to provide financial, organizational, and marketing support to other nonprofits who want to work on the same kinds of things we do. And finally, we're going to write about all of that--and so much more--right here on this blog.
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