Stem Education and Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering is an engineering branch that unites engineering physics and mathematics principles, to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It involves around design, production, and operation of machinery. Mechanical engineering is among the most important engineering field. STEM involves science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Engineering is important part of STEM as it involves technology and mathematics to create new products for reducing human efforts. Mechanical engineering involves inventing and developing new machines. The entire transportation, technology, and communications services owes its existence to engineering. All the machines are fruits of efforts of hardworking engineers.
Mechanical engineering uses STEM to create and design different goods. It uses science to see to come up with different ideas on how to solve a problem. It uses technology to revolutionize or design new types of technology. It uses engineering to generate those products. It uses math to calculate different sizes and shapes of solutions to complications.
STEM education supports mechanical engineering abilities and enhance them by equipping with all necessary skills. STEM education can bring quality content and experiences to illuminate engineering, it can create a diverse production of problem-solvers that understand the capacity of thinking like an engineer and have ability to work like that.
Students studying mechanical engineering as stem can become their own structural and civil engineers with multiple real-world situations in mind. It helps students by integrating art, technology, and engineering, to delivers a visually stimulating understanding to help create an awareness of ratios and proportions. STEM activities can help bring activities that can become fun for students to try and learn something new. It can help in learning how and why a system or mechanism works by studying materials, strength of materials, machine design, computer aided drafting and microcomputer applications. It can also provide practical, hands-on experience to enter the workforce as a mechanical engineer.
STEM education can generate student who will be designing the transportation systems, consumer goods, factory equipment and the automated systems of today and tomorrow. STEM education will provide ways to test and improve the tools, machines and systems used in production. They will have expertise in controls and robotics, production management, processes, automation, quality engineering, computer-aided design, and lean manufacturing.
Mechanical engineers work in almost every industry from transportation to medication to outer space exploration. If mechanical engineers are given chance to learn math, science, and engineering principles, they can use them in laboratory work and in fieldwork to improve all machines in a much better way. STEM education can provide skills to solve problems in a real-world setting under real-world conditions. It can create an opportunity to innovate and create new manufacturing strategies, systems, and facilities. Meanwhile, students can secure a job more easily. In short, STEM can create more skilled engineers to create life easier and wonderful.
Hafsa Bibi (Blue Lunar)
Shifa Tameer e Millat University