Chapter 3: Getting to Know STEM
It is more and more necessary to have the problem solving and mathematic skills that are learned and practiced by STEM majors to qualify for most jobs (National, 2009). According to the STEM Education Caucus, “Our knowledge-based economy is driven by constant innovation. The foundation of innovation lies in a dynamic, motivated and well-educated workforce equipped with STEM skills.” (National, 2009).
This chapter will introduce you to this crucial area of study, STEM. A diagram illustrating a bowl demonstrates how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics combine and cannot be completely separated. Each area builds on one another. Mathematics is the base of any STEM major/career.
You will find many ways for a STEM degree to benefit your future. Why Choose a STEM Major will offer the top ten reasons to study in a STEM field. Choosing a STEM Major will help you determine if STEM is right for you.
Exploring STEM Careers gives you an idea of what you can do with a STEM degree. There are endless career opportunities. Find the STEM major that intrigues you and the right career will find you!