Electrifying Engineering: STEM Videos & Projects To Inspire Future EV Leaders

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Colleges welcome the self-motivated learners often found in the homeschool community. It’s not for every family, but it has proven successful for many students. With the COVID-19 lockdown, homeschool became the landscape for most families. A subculture of homeschooling has been around for decades, or subcultures of different types of homeschooling. The homeschoolers I know went to college early and found more success in what we call self-motivated study, research, and career paths.

General Motors has contributed its own ideas for homeschooling, providing new activities for those teaching and learning at home during the pandemic. In particular, GM has focused on solutions that keep our air cleaner post-pandemic.

“News reports are saying traffic is lighter, car accidents are plummeting, and the air is cleaner. Now we want to show future engineers the potential they possess to keep these positive changes going.”

Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler or new to the structure, General Motors is lending support. The company has provided a free video series called “Electrifying Engineering” that is designed to foster ingenuity through hands-on activities while educating kids about electric vehicle technology. The technology is fun and fascinating. Take a break from talking virus and talk gigawatts.

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“Electrifying Engineering episodes, which will be released every Sunday through July 2020, are hosted by members of the GM team and will delve into a wide range of topics, including electric car charging, electric car motors, autonomous vehicle sensors and more. Each episode will feature an interactive engineering project designed for viewers to conduct in the comfort of their own homes, with everyday household items,” GM writes.

“When the project is complete, viewers are encouraged to share a picture on social media using the hashtag #ElectrifyingEngineering.

“As we all juggle changes to how we work and spend time with family, we hope to share what we hold to be true at General Motors – creativity and innovation know no bounds. From teachers finding new ways to stay in touch with their students, to automakers retooling plants to produce critical healthcare supplies, we’re all stepping up to face the challenge together.

“It is possible to make a difference and we hope these videos will inspire the young, budding engineers of the future to help us reach our zero-zero-zero vision.

“To learn about joining the GM team, visit our careers website.”

The first episode of the series was just published today. It’s about how to build an electric motor. Have a watch:

Here are some quotes that I think capture the essence of this effort:

“In learning to learn again, we can learn of this wisdom and allow our children (and so ourselves) to become the free, whole individuals this good earth has prepared us to be.”
― Joseph Chilton Pearce

“To live a creative life we must forget our fear of being wrong.”
― Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Seeing within changes one’s outer vision.”
― Joseph Chilton Pearce

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