From The Huffington Post
STEM education isn’t complex. It’s not a doctrine, a program, or a product. Yet defining and implementing STEM education continues to challenge the education community. One study found that: “’STEM Education’ is defined in many ways by different groups, and this causes questions to arise as K-12 educators are told that their work is key to ensuring that the United States remains competitive in the global market.” From experience, it helps to recognize that STEM disciplines do not exist in isolation from each other and incorporate what many call 21st century skills. With this recognition comes the responsibility or more positively, the opportunity, to creatively combine disciplines and skills to engage students on many levels.