What is STEM
Why is STEM important?
STEM education helps break the traditional gender roles by increasing the amount of women and minorities that are able to access STEM-related careers.
“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
STEM at Maharishi School
I got to speak with Kaye Jacob who is both a teacher and academic director of the Middle and High school students here at Maharishi School. Her thoughts on STEM skills are that they need to be seen as ends in themselves but for most students they are means to an end. In other words, knowing how to use technology to access information and incorporate it into your life and work is essential to any student.