Chapter 3: Getting to Know STEM
What is STEM?
Knowledge generally obtained through testing that explains the physical world in terms of truths and universal laws
Application of knowledge in a specific area generally using a technical method
Design and manufacturing of an idea or product using science and mathematics
Understanding of numbers and their operations
Mathematics is the core of all STEM majors. Then they build upon each other. Therefore, there are an infinite number of majors and careers within STEM, so if you are having difficulty finding your major, don’t give up! It may have a different name or be listed under another department or major.
This project is supported by the National Science Foundation.