STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In education, it means the study of these subjects, either exclusively or in combination. In employment, it refers to work that involves the application of STEM knowledge and skills, an appropriate qualification in a STEM subject, or a particular industry or sector, such as pharmaceuticals, construction or aerospace. Since the early 2000s, there have been growing concerns about the supply of STEM skills in the workforce, focusing on achieving increased productivity and economic growth in an era of rapid technological change. Exit from the European Union could also affect the availability in the workforce of people with the requisite STEM skills.
7 Benefits of STEM Education
- Fosters ingenuity and creativity: Ingenuity and creativity can pair with STEM and lead to new ideas and innovations
- Builds resilience
- Encourages experimentation
- Encourages teamwork
- Encourages knowledge application
- Encourages tech use
- Teaches problem-solving
- Encourages adaption
At Adelaide School STEM activities have been embedded across our curriculum and we also hold across school STEM activities and workshops. Our STEM evens have included Mad Science, Project Trebuchet, Beat the Flood, Solar Robots and Star Wars Droids.