STEM Subjects

STEM stands for the subjects science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Educators believe that children in the future generation should focus more on these subjects. “STEM education prioritizes hands-on learning to increase student engagement, interest, and achievement in the STEM fields.” (“Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership.” Web log post. http://www.ed.gov/stem. N.p., n.d. Web.) According to the same source above, President Obama stated “… Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.”

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(“Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership.” Web log post. http://www.ed.gov/stem. N.p., n.d. Web.) It is believed that people who study these STEM subjects will achieve a higher GPA as well a more in depth education. Educators believe that these subjects as of now are more isolated than taught to everyone. There has been a lack in educated, skilled workers in these areas. President Obama is trying to increase and prioritize STEM subjects in the United States. Ed.gov agreed with this statement by stating,”Specifically, he has called on the nation to develop, recruit, and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the next 10 years. He also has asked colleges and universities to graduate an additional 1 million students with STEM majors.”(“Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership.” Web log post. http://www.ed.gov/stem. N.p., n.d. Web.) STEM subjects are included in difficult and advanced fields and degrees so it is not a shock that STEM jobs pay more than regular. According to (“STEM Fields.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.)

“The Department of Commerce notes STEM fields careers are some of the best-paying and have the greatest potential for job growth in the early 21st century. The report also notes that STEM workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and training in STEM fields generally results in higher wages, whether or not they work in a STEM field.”

 

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