STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education focuses on educating students in these four subject areas in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teaching these four subjects separately, STEM education incorporates all four subjects into a single curriculum based on real- world applications. By blending scientific concepts, critical thinking, exploratory learning, team work and real-world applications into one coherent learning environment, STEM education transforms the traditional teacher-centered classroom into a project-centered hands-on learning environment for students.
“The future of the economy is in STEM.” – James Brown, Principal of Bose Public Affairs Group and Executive Director at STEM Education Coalition.
If we ask you to think of three companies that you respect most, it’s like that all the three are technology companies. Believe it or not, the biggest opportunity and the biggest threat to human society are both Artificial Intelligent (AI), which is deeply rooted in STEM.
Started in year 2000, RoboRobo™ STEM Education has helped advance both teachers and students in STEM Education through our curriculum, robotic products and project-centered activities.
The focus of our Robotics programs is to teach key STEM skills to students in an engaging and exciting way. Students learn how to apply STEM skills to real-life problems. Learning to apply these skills has shown to spark interest to pursue higher education or even careers in the related fields. In classroom students team up with in groups to plan, build and program their robots in an interactive environment. They acquire essential programming and problem solving skills as they construct, redesign and program their robots to accomplish given missions.
The future of job opportunities is in STEM. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) shows that employment in occupations related to STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. That’s an increase of about one million jobs over 2012 employment level.
“[Science] It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…” – President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015
Among all the challenges facing STEM Education such as lack of competent teachers, lack of systematic programs in school system, lack of funding from both public and private side, the single biggest challenge is the students, namely the lack of interests or passion for learning science and/or mathematics from young age. They feel science and mathematics are either too boring or too difficult to learn.