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The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is indisputable. During this century, more than 60 percent of new jobs will require a background in the STEM fields, according to the National Commission on Mathematics and Science for the Twenty-first Century. Unfortunately, the U.S. is lagging in efforts to provide students with the background they need for these jobs.
NJSBA offers training and services to help you evaluate where your school is as it relates to STEAM education and guide your school in making informed and strategic decisions to effectively transition from STEM, taught in silos, to an integrative delivery of STEAM education (I-STEAM). Including the “A” for the arts in STEM opens the possibility for higher student interest and engagement through design, creativity and allows for students to innovate when problem solving in the technical fields.
To learn more about ways NJSBA can help your school take its I-STEAM program to the next level, contact John Henry, NJSBA I-STEAM and Sustainability Specialist, at [email protected].
The STEAM Tank Challenge, created and sponsored by NJSBA and the U.S. Army, encourages students in the areas of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. The STEAM Tank Challenge pits student teams against each other in a contest modeled after the “Shark Tank” television show. This popular program attracted more than 400 challengers from across the state. Watch the 90 finalists in three categories: elementary school, middle school, and high school compete in the I-STEAM Green Command Center on the exhibit floor at Workshop 2018. The competition will take place on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24.