The STEAM Investigative Process

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Digital Badge Collection

Put the following digital badges into play! 


Find An Opportunity
Identify a service area that has socio-economic conditions that are negatively impacting your College Town community.


Plan & Investigate
Use the service goals and digital badge collections of this STEM++ Pathway to develop and execute a plan of action.


Draw A Conclusion
Select or create a service-learning project to develop possible solutions to reduce, improve or eliminate the socio-economic condition.


Present Findings
Earn digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™ when you present your solutions to members of your College Town community.




STEM++ Career Pathways:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science and Mathematics


All digital badge sponsorships allocate the following in Skillcoin Rewards™:
30% – Student Stipends
40% – Project Fund
30% – NEXT Steps HQs
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STEM++ Industries Skills Badge
$12 Skillcoin Rewards™

Demonstrate how they used applications of mathematics and science (functional devices and working prototypes aided by computer simulations) to predict the success of engineered solutions throughout the completion of their Operation Restoration service-learning project.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $40

Resuem & Cover Letter Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards™

Create a STEM++ resume and financial portfolio that demonstrates you employability skills, career opportunities, applied math, working drawings (CAD, etc.) and your ability to create sectional, auxiliary, pattern developments, detail and pictorial views.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $30

Workspace Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards™

Demonstrate the application of mathematical tools, teamwork, and communications skills in solving various design challenges, while maintaining a safe work environment for your JEM Team

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $30

Feedback Task Badge
$9 Skillcoin Rewards™

Report the feedback received from having your STEM++ mentor or Partner In Education evaluate your design solutions and conceptual, physical, and mathematical models at various intervals of the design process (optimization and iterations).

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $30

Speakers Program Project Badge
$6 Skillcoin Rewards™

Present the design cycle and marketing strategy in a business plan for your Operation Restoration service-learning project to include the market research and cost benefit analysis of your solutions.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $20

Conflict Resolution Leadership Badge
$15 Skillcoin Rewards™

Explain how you had to rely on math and logical conclusions to make decisions that determined what actions your JEM Team took as a collective unit.

Earn This Badge

Sponsor This Badge – $50

NSPIE Training Academy

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Click each service goal below to view the current list of service-learning projects offered through our Partners In Education Network.

    1. Analytical Skills – Projects that research a topic, develop a project plan and timeline, and draw conclusions from research results.
    2. Science Skills – Projects that break down a complex scientific system into smaller parts, recognize cause and effect relationships, and defend opinions using facts.
    3. Mathematic Skills – Projects that uses calculations and measurements.
    4. Attention To Detail – Projects that follow a standard blueprint, record data accurately, or write instructions.
    5. Technical Skills – Projects that troubleshoot the source of a problem, repair a machine or debug an operating system, and computer capabilities to stay current on appropriate software and equipment.
    6. Communication and Cooperation Skills – Projects that listen to customer needs or interact with project partners.
    7. Creative Abilities – Projects that solve problems and develop new ideas.
    8. Leadership Skills – Projects that lead other projects to help customers.
    9. Organization Skills – Projects that keep track of lots of different information.


    To earn your digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™, use this submission form to provide the following information:
    1. Your first, middle initial, last name and age.
    2. The name of your school, community group, grade, course and instructor, group leader, mentor and/or sponsor.
    3. The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it (if applicable).
    4. The name and address of your College Town project site.
    5. The name of your Operation Restoration service-learning project and a brief description of how your service goal(s) will positively impact your College Town project site.
    6. A detailed description of how you used your STEM++ skills to achieve your service goal(s).

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