Empowering the next generation of Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers, Creators, Visionaries, Inventors and Leaders
Curiosity, creativity, discovery and creation are the basis of STEM education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In today’s fast paced world, STEM education has become a vital component of growth and innovation. As history is a witness, STEM research, discovery and inventions have led to solve uncountable mysteries of the universe and allowed humans to progress and make the quality of life simpler and better. It is because of the profound developments in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, that we have been able to eradicate or find solutions to global issues related to diseases, water, environment, and technology.
But this is not the end. There is still much more for us to accomplish. There is still the unknown left to discover and new ideas to implement. This is where the next generation becomes our future. It is vital to encourage young kids and adults to discover their interests, give them a platform to bring to life their ideas and allow them to witness their potential. Because one day, one of these kids from anywhere around the globe, will be responsible for making groundbreaking scientific discoveries, inventions and find solutions to make human and animal life even more better, safer and peaceful on this earth.
Unfortunately, according to the US Department of Education, more and more high school students do not pursue a future in STEM (http://www.ed.gov/stem). The reasons behind this could be any of the following:
- Lack of opportunities to explore their interests.
- Lack of encouragement from parents, family members and friends.
- Lack of knowledgeable and supportive teachers at school.
- Lack of funding to support STEM programs and activities.
- Lack of awareness regarding STEM resources in the community, state, nation and globe.
- Lack of equality among genders in STEM fields.
- Lack of interest in STEM education because of challenging formal and in-formal teaching methods.
It has become our responsibility to find solutions to these issues and provide our kids the proper opportunity to explore their passion of STEM and open their minds to the creative world of science.
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