What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is essential because it permeates into every part of our life – enhancing our world, raising our standard of living, our environment and our health.
Science surrounds every inch of our world, our lives. As we make giant strides and progress in medical and scientific discoveries we advance the world of healthcare, increasing our well being, life expectancy and improving our overall quality of life.
Technology is forever expanding into every aspect of our lives.
Engineering includes the design and creation of our world class infrastructures and built world including roads and bridges and buildings, power supplies, transport, cars and enterprise, but also tackles the challenges of unpredictable global weather changes and environmentally-friendly changes to our homes.
Mathematics infiltrates every job and career, every activity we perform relates to maths in some form.
Engaging and introducing students to STEM from an early age helps the next generation foster a very positive and constructive mindset and attitude to STEM subjects at school and throughout college and university. Help students explore and research the many fantastic, innovative and exciting prospects and opportunities that STEM opens up. We can help students develop a passion for STEM and pursue a job in a STEM field. A STEM-based curriculum contains real-life situations to accelerate students’ learning. STEM activities encourage hands-on and minds-on lessons, making maths and science fascinating subjects that empower students to do much more than just learn.
“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)