What is STEM? – Everything You Need to Know About It

STEM Education at Mallard Creek STEM Academy

In recent years, implementing STEM curriculums and teaching STEM classes have increased substantially in schools across the country, enabling students to delve deeper into the ever-evolving fields of science and technology. At Mallard Creek STEM Academy, we are passionately driven to encourage and motivate the next generation of innovators. But what is STEM exactly, and what makes it so important? Read on to discover why schools like ours are highlighting this branch of education, explanations of real-world phenomena with a focus on a student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic needs through shared contributions of schools, families, and community partners

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. There is also STEAM, which includes art in its curriculum. Students learning in these fields investigate and provide solutions to real-world problems. The four fields of STEM share an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, making STEM a rapidly growing industry.

Some popular STEM majors to consider for the future include Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Why Is STEM Important?

As a rapidly advancing field, it’s important for young students to get acquainted with it, so they are up to speed as they grow alongside it. It’s also important because society and technology is always changing, so when our students are grown up, they’ll be ready to understand how these new technologies work inside and out. Because of this, STEM careers are deemed “tomorrow’s jobs.”

Students who are introduced to STEM education from an early age also gain vital, long-term skills they will one day use in their careers. They learn to research more effectively and are able to think critically about the issues they face. Then, they are able to apply their knowledge to new projects and situations. Additionally, they are more capable of analyzing information, eliminating errors, and making strong decisions when confronted with a new problem.

Coming Up With Solutions for Tomorrow’s Problems

Being conscious of the world around us not only enables us to be more aware of any growing issues, but it also means that our consciousness makes us more capable of solving these issues. That is why there is such a high demand for people to fill up STEM positions. Climate change has escalated into a larger problem today, but STEM education helps us solve the issues related to it.

Students today have a keen awareness of environmental problems and are determined to solve them with passion and resolution. It also raises awareness, allows students to look for patterns, find connections, and gain a new mindset that will one day be valued in their new professions and by their communities. At MCSA, we believe that by giving our students the opportunity to learn in STEM fields, they will be prepared and eager to face the future. By offering STEM education to our young learners, society can change for the better.

Call us or enroll your child today at Mallard Creek STEM Academy for more information about our STEM program. To find out more about our STEM Student Academies please visit https://www.mcstemacademy.org/student-academies/

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