STEM education is for all students. As early as elementary school, students engage in the real-world application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content. As students progress academically, they refine critical thinking and problem solving skills and become more sophisticated in their approach to addressing global issues. STEM proficient students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary study and careers in any field.
"Students with STEM backgrounds are in demand today, so they can fill the jobs of tomorrow. Every student deserves a chance to excel in those fields."
–Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski