What Is STEM Education?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Interdisciplinary fields – astrophysics, biochemistry, computer science, robotics, nanotechnology and neurobiology – are based on STEM knowledge.
Solving real-life problems with technology is both interesting and fun for students.
STEM education helps them develop 21st century skills:
- Problem solving
- Critical Analysis
- Independent thinking
- Digital literacy
Why Is STEM Education Important?
The 21st century global economy is changing rapidly. Technological advancements create new jobs and STEM skills are in demand across labor markets. The demand for skilled STEM workers will only continue to grow. 75% of workload at the fastest growing entrepreneurial industries demand STEM skills from employees.
STEM education ensures students’ increasing interest in technology disciplines, develops creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and prepares students to analyze changes and advancements in the rapidly changing technological world. STEM education helps students establish relevant connections between education and their future careers.