"In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it's more important than ever that our nation's youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM."
"We must also make sure that, no matter where children live, they have access to quality learning environments. A child's zip code should not determine their STEM fluency."
U.S. Department of Education
"According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%."
"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators."
Engineering for Kids