Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM education is a hot topic and has a lot of advocates pushing STEM programs for children as young as the age of three. Research has shown that the younger you start children, the more interest and the easier it is for them to learn or show interest in STEM as careers.
“The future of the economy is in STEM,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. “That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.”
STEM is a great stepping stone for those interested in working in the nondestructive testing field, Aerospace engineering and operations or anything within the broad field of engineering. This is the fastest growing sector, growing faster than the average for any occupation, and are projected to grow from now until 2022. The STEM Education Coalition has put together an interesting piece about the different type of jobs and occupations available within the STEM field. Read more about those opportunitites here.
Looking for a resource to begin educating your children? The STEM Sprouts Teaching Guide and Parent Tip Sheets were put together by the Boston Children's Museum, National Grid and WGBH. The goal is to engage and refine the naturually inquisite nature of three to five-year-olds on STEM subjects. Access these free resources and other worksheets on the BMC website.
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Sources: Boston Museum of Art and The STEM Education Coalition of Washington D.C.