STEM Education

STEM Education

The STEM Lab School offers a full range of rigorous educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy and social studies with full support of music, art and physical education. Project Based Learning offers connected experiences between the home and school/community. Student skills are developed for social, political and economic participation in a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

What is a STEM School?

S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and a STEM School focuses on these subjects to help our nation's youth 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.

While the future stability of our economy is unknown and we currently face an economic downturn, parents will take comfort in knowing that science and engineering jobs are growing 70 percent faster than other occupations. This means STEM School students will be at an advantage when competing for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future.

This program was fueled by America's high demand for educated individuals to fill the job openings requiring highly skilled STEM workers in order to keep some of the nation's most innovative companies right here in the U.S.

STEM Schools are now emerging across the nation, state by state, to keep America ranked as one of the leading nations in technological breakthroughs and scientific research. However, just like all important programs, funding can often be scarce or inadequate. As of right now, private investors and state programs are scraping together enough money to advance the STEM School program because they understand that investing in our nation's education is one of the most important strategies for maintaining a strong, stable economy in the future..

Source--The STEM school blog  www.stemschool.com

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