IoT refers to systems of interrelated software and hardware devices that exchange data with each other over a connective communication network. Examples of IoT in business include such things as remote tank monitoring and fleet management systems, while consumer-grade examples include smart home technologies and cloud-based security systems.
From utilities and agriculture to education and healthcare, IoT is revolutionizing every aspect of society and business, making it easier than ever for individuals and organizations to monitor up-to-the-minute, real-time data and developments, as well as responding to changing situations in an instant.
According to Statista, by 2030 the global IoT market is expected to generate revenues in excess of one trillion dollars. That makes it one of the most lucrative and fastest growing industries within STEM. At Rugged Telemetry, we believe that a practical IoT education will only become increasingly important for STEM students in the coming years.
Rugged Telemetry’s STEM program is based on real-world applications of IoT technology. Our approach to education follows the same steps as the design process we use to create IoT solutions for all of our customers.
This process starts with data collection, as well as understanding the kind of data that needs to be collected. For example, monitoring rural water and wastewater utilities may require using a different set of sensors than a lake with algae issues or a river with possible sewage contamination.
Once the sensors needed have been identified, students will turn to the technological side of STEM in order to correctly install and configure those sensors for data collection. After they have completed the installation of the equipment, the students will then be able to look at that data in our STEM platform, analyze and share the data, and make decisions based on that data.
Rugged Telemetry’s IoT partnerships focus on helping students develop a comprehensive knowledge of the different kinds of sensors, their functionality, and their uses. The program also includes information on remote communications over cellular and satellite networks, as well as cloud-based systems for retrieving and analyzing data.
Rugged Telemetry’s IoT for STEM program was developed in partnership with Misericordia University and the Lehman Sanctuary. Working together, it is our goal to help the students of today prepare for the science and technology advancements of tomorrow.
The future of IoT is limitless. Now is the time to get in on the ground floor of this evolving and exciting technological revolution. College and high school students interested in pursuing STEM careers can do just that through Rugged Telemetry’s IoT education program.
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