Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
The United States needs to increase the number of students pursuing STEM fields in their academic studies and careers, and improve preparation for the next generation of engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and technicians. Since the beginning of the 20th century, average per capita income in the United States has grown more than sevenfold, and science and technology account for more than half of this growth. The world today’s students will inherit will be one defined to an even greater degree by science and technology.*
(*From Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education. www.Ed.Gov)
Capstone’s STEM packages support your classroom instruction to foster learners who are:
- Problem-Solvers — able to define questions and problems, design investigations to gather data, collect and organize data, draw conclusions, and then apply their understanding to new and novel situations.
- Innovators — creatively use science, mathematics, and technology concepts and principles by applying them to the engineering design process.
- Inventors — recognize the needs of the world and creatively design, test, redesign, and then implement solutions (engineering process).
- Self-Reliant — able to use initiative and self-motivation to set agendas, develop and gain self-confidence, and work within time specified time frames.
- Logical Thinkers — able to apply rational and logical thought processes of science, mathematics, and engineering design to innovation and invention.
- Technologically Literate — understand and explain the nature of technology, develop the skills needed, and apply technology appropriately. (As outlined by Hays Blaine Lantz, Jr,. Ed.D., 2009.)
Our packages will support your classroom instruction to foster learners who are versed in STEM content and topics and who are aware of and prepared for careers in STEM fields.