In my world, we often talk about STEM.
So what is STEM?
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math.
Why should we care about STEM?
- STEM jobs are growing faster than any other U.S. sector.
- STEM encourages critical thinking and real-world application
- People in STEM fields can expect to earn 26 percent more money on average and be less likely to experience job loss. (Commerce Department)
- Sixty percent of the new jobs that will open in the 21st century will require skills possessed by only 20 percent of the current workforce. (National Commission on Mathematics and Science for the Twenty-first Century, 2000)
So how can you support STEM education? Here’s a great article on how parents can support it.