What is STEM?
STEM is the academic grouping of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics to focus on strengthening these subjects for curriculum and career development. It was coined approximately two decades ago by Judith Ramaley, Assistant Director of Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Why is STEM essential?
86% of Americans believe that increasing STEM-trained workers is vital to maintaining the nation’s place in the global economy.
Video Game Designer
Information Security Analyst
Geographic Information System (GIS)
How does STEM build skills?
STEM Project Kits and activities present engaging materials for hands-on learning. Project-based lessons help build soft skills, like:
Creativity & Innovation
Problem-Solving & Critical Thinking
Collaboration & Leadership
How does AcaSTEMics bridge the gap?
Increasing diversity and inclusion of STEM concepts.
Making STEM more accessible to women.
Introducing STEM at
an earlier age.
Educating students on the various opportunities in STEM fields.
Source: How the STEM Crisis is Threatening the Future of Work?; www.visualistcapitalist.com; Katie Jones; 1/6/2020
Quote: “A physicist is one of the most employable people in the marketplace…. a trained problem solver. How many times have you heard a person in a workplace say, ‘I wasn’t trained for this!’ That’s an impossible reaction from a physicist, who would say instead, ‘Cool!’” -Neil Degrasse Tyson (World’s Most Famous Astrophysicist)