Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is the process of teaching that integrates these four disciplines to promote real-world experience, teamwork, and the authentic application of technology. Additionally, it also promotes discovery, problem-based learning, and project-based learning. The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education support STEM. Our future depends the ability to boost student performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Young people will increasingly face stiff competition for jobs from people across the world, and to succeed in the global economy, students will need a much stronger foundation in STEM subject areas.