Students’ exposure to STEM in schools is critical

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Last week, students at Englewood Elementary School engaged in a variety of activities designed to expose them to science, technology, engineering, art and math in a fun way.

The students had an opportunity to solve crimes, make messes and more, while learning about important subjects in the process.
Hands-on activities are a great way to expose students to STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – in an engaging way that will pique their interest and inspire them to want to learn more.

Finding ways to make those topics interesting and engaging for students could have a tremendous effect on their future careers.

If students are exposed to those topics in an engaging way from a young age, they will be more likely to develop an appreciation for those fields. Having an appreciation for those fields will benefit them throughout their lives.

That’s why we’re excited to see local schools promoting those topics.

This summer, Nash Community College is playing host to a couple of science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps for rising 6th through 12th graders. Students who attend the camps will have an opportunity to participate in laboratory experiments and other activities.

The activities will allow students to use advanced tools, equipment and technology while learning about different fields and careers in math and science.

It is critical for our schools and colleges to continue working to expose young people to STEM subjects and to promote educational opportunities related to those fields.

Having a knowledge and appreciation of STEM topics is increasingly important in today’s world, especially if we want to compete in the global economy. After all, many of the jobs in today’s society require an understanding of science, technology, engineering and math.