Where to Begin with STEM Education
When NASA’s New Horizons makes its Pluto flyby this month, it’s not hard to imagine a new generation of students romanticizing the idea of a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Some might be taken by scientific discoveries. Others might be blown away with the project’s daring in engineering. And still others will be amazed simply by the mathematics and physics involved. The project’s incredible scale is sure to impress upon students the boundless possibilities awaiting those who pursue a career in STEM: from opportunities to shed scientific light upon the dark unknown, to the prospect of simply thinking mathematically, to the real-world feats of engineering that can take humanity’s gaze into the far reaches of our solar system.
These are exciting times, without a doubt.