STEAMwork Makes the Dream Work
STEAM – or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – and sustainability are at the heart of our business and we’re united in developing and delivering STEAM education and engagement in the communities where we live and work that demonstrate our commitment equality, inclusion and diversity.
At Jacobs, our approach to STEAM encompasses our core values and aligns with TogetherBeyond and Jacobs’ Action Plan for Advancing Justice and Equality, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our Jacobs Employee Networks and our Collectively strategic causes.
Jacobs Adds the "A" to Lean into STEAM
Jacobs has opted to use “STEAM” rather than “STEM” because we believe that STEAM highlights a broader and more inclusive range of interests and topics in addition to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By adding the “Arts,” we highlight the value that creativity, design and innovation can bring to any project – additionally, we believe this also helps all of our employees see themselves in STEAM.
Every Employee at Jacobs Has a Place in STEAM
No matter the location or job function, the work of each employee supports STEAM – from designing rail systems that will connect communities to the design of a park that creates a welcoming atmosphere to the words we use to express the values of our organization – it all connects to STEAM. #SeeYourselfInSTEAM
#STEAMatJacobs: Empowering Future Generations
All employees at Jacobs can support STEAM by influencing future generations to consider a meaningful career in this space. Research shows that when interest in STEAM is encouraged, kids become more comfortable using these skills in almost every area of life and are more likely to study these subjects and pursue STEAM-related careers – which is crucial for the long-term well-being of our world.
This is why Jacobs is so focused on connecting with our future leaders through education opportunities. We know that many of our Jacobs employees are champions of STEAM and work tirelessly to bring their passion for the importance of STEAM and the associated career opportunities for young people into their homes and communities.
Jacobs employees at every level are encouraged to engage with STEAM by getting involved with one of the many on-going STEAM-related volunteer opportunities, such as the Butterfly Effect. As an organization we have a goal of achieving 50,000 STEAM volunteering hours by 2025 and we are fully committed to delivering STEAM education that demonstrates our commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity.