STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
In 2009, the Obama administration announced the 2009 "Educate to Innovate" campaign to motivate and inspire students to excel in STEM subjects. This campaign also addresses the inadequate number of teachers skilled to educate in these subjects. The goal is to get American students from the middle of the pack in science and math to the top of the pack in the international arena.
Here at Beaumont, we opened a $9.5 million, state-of-the-art STEM building in 2015, which houses eight new STEM classroom labs, four lab prep rooms, and other amenities.
The facility helps us teach young women and expands the access they have to technology as a tool to analyze and solve problems.
It gives them the hands-on tools they need to be successful.
All of this effort is to meet a need.