Investing in STEM is More Important Than Ever
New tech jobs are created everyday, and with more and more workplace technology being released, almost every job will soon require at least some STEM training. That means that incorporating STEM education into the school day is more important than ever. But, some schools don’t have the time or money to start a STEM program from scratch.
STEM investments help to set up programs and keep them going at schools across the country. Microsoft and Girl Up are both helping to bring STEM to schools everywhere.
Microsoft Philanthropies is partnering with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). The tech giant will provide $2 million over 3 years to help support computer science teachers across America.
The investment will help the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program. The program brings tech industry volunteers to classrooms in 350 U.S. high schools to give students a more in depth computer education.
Microsoft Philanthropies allow students to get more involved with computer science in other ways as well. They run the Hour to Code, Minecraft Education and advanced computer science courses. They have seen participation rates for these types of activities rise every year.
Girl Up has teamed up with Carnegie Science Center educators to create an inspiring STEM curriculum. The program will be implemented in Girl Up’s 2,200 clubs around the world.
The Bank of New York Mellon is investing in Girl Up’s endeavor to help more girls explore STEM careers. Participants will be introduced to female STEM leaders, apply STEM to real-world problems, and engage in 10 STEM activities at their club. Once the 10 activities are completed they can participate in a STEM challenge for social good.
Investing in STEM education is more important than ever. Major corporations are beginning to see the value of having STEM educated students entering the workforce.
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Story via eSchool News