Why is STEM
education so important?

POSTED BY SIDDHARTHA KUMAR


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The knowledge of STEM is not only vital for the development of our country but also for our lives and the future of our students. With the rapid growth of technology under Industry 4.0, the education is also being upgraded to Education 4.0 which means most of the future jobs will be related to Artificial intelligence(AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Robotics. STEM Education prepare us for that. Research shows that with technological advancements STEM Occupations are increasing every year by 20 % whereas other occupations by 8-9%.


In order to strengthen India in terms of innovation, technology, engineering, generating scientific ideas, practical knowledge, problem solving & leadership qualities, Govt. of India is taking efforts to integrate STEM based education to schools.


National Science Foundation quotes- “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”


STEM Career - Technology is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life, and as the workplace changes, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance for a variety of workers (not just for mathematicians and scientists).