What is S.T.E.M.?

S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It was first coined in the early 1990’s, but was mostly focused on Science and Mathematics. Today, STEM is quickly becoming an educational initiative because of its integrative approach. A quality STEM program focuses on these subjects to help students gain the skills required to succeed in today's challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science and technology. In the 21st century, new technologies are engineered and emerge every day, and those people who can use science, mathematics, and engineering to solve new problems will be in demand. An integrated STEM education prepares students for these jobs as well as the challenges of the 21st century. However, STEM itself is not a separate subject; it is the application of the process and skills learned in these subjects. Making Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics connections for students is our primary focus, and opens the door to a more meaningful curriculum that is relevant to our students and the world they live in.