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STEM Curricula and Lesson Plans Designed for Future Career Success

There are many factors that determine if STEM curricula and lesson plans are successful or not. Essential considerations for effective STEM content delivery include an integrative approach that combines active learning, collaboration, reading, writing, and finding solutions to real-world problems.

“Classroom of the Future”: The Benefits for STEM Learning and Instruction

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “classroom of the future” before. It may immediately bring to mind an image of an elaborately set-up room, with advanced technological features and laboratory-style furniture.

Perception of Advanced Manufacturing and Closing the Skills Gap

An important issue that has had major implications in manufacturing is its public perception. In the past, manufacturing has suffered from being viewed as “dirty and unsafe” with “little or no skill” required to perform manufacturing jobs.

Diversity in STEM: Eliminating the Gender Disparity

Women are still outnumbered by men in engineering, mathematics, and science fields. We say “still” because there have been efforts for years to eliminate this disparity and get more women working in STEM fields.

Improving Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills through STEM Education

The importance of critical thinking and problem-solving skills is apparent almost everywhere. No matter the industry or occupation, the ability to think critically and solve problems is vital to professional success.

The Importance of Early Exposure to Integrative STEM Education

Inspire and prepare. These words describe what teachers strive for every day. It’s why more and more educators see the importance of teaching STEM(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Festo Didactic Releases Integrative STEM Curriculum for High Schools to Bridge Technology and Engineering Skills Gap

Festo Didactic, a leading provider of technical education equipment and training in North America, has reached another milestone in its mission to provide industry and education partners with the support they need to develop the workforce of the future.

Advanced Manufacturing is Not a Second-Rate Career

To prepare today’s students and tomorrow’s workforce to program robots, work in smart factories, and attain other new, high-paying jobs (which already exist but are going unfilled due to the skills gap), we must dispel the outdated assumption that the manufacturing industry in the U.S. is antiquated and blue-collar.

5 Things High School Teachers Can do Right Now to Help Close the STEM Skills Gap

Exploring STEM education can not only arm high school students with valuable skills that will serve them well in college, career, or any path in life, but also help them understand the world around them.

News from Around the Web

STEM Camps for 8-12 Graders Offered at Rice University

Rice University’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity will offer summer camps for middle and high school students aimed at increasing their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as future careers.

How One STEM Education Startup Is Changing Career Paths For Millennial Women

Powers Education provides opportunity for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

STEM education will carry our children in tomorrow’s economy

In this global economy, one of the most effective ways to set our children up for success is to ensure they receive excellent STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

Setting, Tension, Explanation, Metaphor: A Storytelling Approach for Early STEM Learning

Description: Exploring approaches to understanding and addressing the barriers to early STEM learning.

The Key To America’s Future? Science

There is a new race out there, the race for digital technology dominance. Whoever leads it will define the parameters of the global economy for the next decades.


STEM: Making the Connections in Secondary Education

Today’s students must understand the interconnectedness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in order to be ready for the fast-growing jobs of tomorrow. This white paper looks at the STEM crisis and the importance of implementing relevant STEM programs for secondary education.


Integrative STEM Brochure

Our STEM program provides learners an opportunity to explore many technologies with a focus on engineering design-based learning, while integrating science and mathematics concepts using a project based approach.