STEAM is the Fuel that Drives US
Please take a moment to review the information below and consider how a science curriculum with a STEAM focus, such as ours, could benefit your son or daughter. Wheatland is leading the way in K-8 STEAM education in the state. Wheatland students are also excelling at local and regional competitions including the MSOE Fluid Power Challenge, The Future Cities Competition, and the NIU STEM Read.
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) is closely linked to global competitiveness. How can counselors (and those advising students) inspire students to solve problems while promoting STEAM careers?
There is a lack of gender and ethnic diversity of students entering STEAM educational programs and career fields present additional challenges. Using creativity and innovation to address these challenges is critical to meeting this demand of skilled workers.
Not enough young people are being educated or inspired about interest in STEAM. “The education in American junior high schools, in particular, seems to be a black hole that is sapping the interest of young people, particularly young women, when it comes to the sciences”.