STEM Internships for 21st Century Education –
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world…”
-President Barack Obama
In the book 21st Century Skills- Learning for Life in our Times, author Charles Fadel explores three main categories of skills needed for students to excel in modern times: Learning and Innovation, Digital Literacy, Life and Career Skills.
A report from Microsoft,Closing The STEM Gap, reveals that girls and young women remain less likely to pursue educational experiences required to build STEM competencies. Recently, the tide is just beginning to turn.
Certainly workplace exposure is a first step in that direction.