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What is STEM?

STEM - an acronym for the core education and career areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Science – the study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment
  • Technology – the application of scientific knowledge for making, modifying and using tools, machines, and techniques for practical purposes
  • Engineering – the application of science, technology and mathematics concerned with the design, building and problem solving
  • Mathematics – the science of numbers, their operations, quantity and relationships; can be either abstract or applied within other disciplines