STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers provide the means and opportunity for our country to succeed on the global stage while providing our youth engaging and lucrative careers. Unfortunately, our current STEM workforce is not representative of the countries demographics, and as a result, the demand for a qualified, diverse STEM workforce continues to grow. How do we inspire the next generation of STEM entrepreneurs and dreamers? How do we engage young people and provide them access to technology to further their prospects? CREATE: Music is an interactive, entertaining, and informative intervention designed to fuel interest in STEM amongst our youth. Four facets of STEM are explored, using innovative technology such as 3D printers and coding labs to help create a more representative next generation of STEM workers.
The statistics are grim and staggering. Distracted Driving continues to be a major cause of motor vehicle collisions, especially amongst young people. As our teens and young adults begin to drive, it is important that they realize the importance of safe driving behaviors. Our award winning simulation technology allows participants to experience the risks of Distracted Driving first hand - while in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. The PEERS Foundation is proud to have partnered with groups like State Farm Insurance, AT&T, and Toyota Motors to bring this eye opening and life saving intervention to hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the United States.
While Distracted Driving collisions and deaths continue to grab headlines throughout the US, it's important to remember that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs remains a leading cause of injury and death amongst young people. The PEERS Foundation is proud of its groundbreaking, state-of-the-art DUI simulator that allows teens and young adults to experience the dangers of DUI within the safety of a Virtual Reality simulation. Participants sit behind the wheel of a car as they drive through and learn about the dangers of impaired driving. Participants will be well equipped to make the right choice after experiencing our interactive intervention.
As obesity rates continue to rise, what are we doing to ensure that our nations' youth understand the consequences of their decisions around eating? Our innovative, immersive mobile museum exhibit shows participants the risks of poor nutritional decisions and the rewards that a healthy, nutritious diet will bring. Engaging interactive museum exhibits, along with revolutionary age progression software allow participants to see the impact of nutrition habits in a side-by-side comparison.
While rates of tobacco use are dropping amongst teens and young adults, it is important that we continue to educate our children about the dangers of tobacco use. Tobacco use is the cause of numerous chronic health issues in our society, and it is our responsibility to equip our young people with the tools they need to make informed, healthy decisions about tobacco use. Our innovative, immersive mobile museum demonstrates the health risks associated with tobacco use in all of its various forms. Engaging and interesting interactive exhibits are combined with a shocking glimpse of the future in the form of a side-by-side age progression sequence to help educate today's youth about healthy decisions around tobacco.