STEM is perfectly aligned with ambitious Government programs like Start up India, New India, Skilled India and Make in India.
STEM education helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields. Initiatives have been established to increase the roles of women and minorities in STEM-related fields. In order to compete in a global economy, STEM education and careers are increasingly becoming a national priority. Each and every decision made uses an aspect of STEM to understand the implications.
To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society of 21st century, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.
STEM is critical to catapult India to the pinnacle as world leader. STEM education in schools is important to spark an interest in pursuing a STEM career in students. School ownership must endear the paradigm shift in the STEM way of learning to maintain their status and repute at the top. Their exam performance as well as innovative talent generated from STEM would enable it. Teachers and parents carry the responsibility of endorsing and encouraging STEM education. Parents also must encourage their children to pursue STEM activities and increase awareness and interest at home and in extracurricular activities of the merits of STEM education.
Programs outside of school can help children to see that STEM is more than a class to finish. Having activities that show real-life implication of STEM can pull together the ideas presented in school and help to show how they benefit our society and even our world as a whole. Children can see that what they are learning now is pertinent to their future and the future of the whole world, creating an interest often lacking when learning new concepts that do not seem to carry real-world application.
STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it, real love for it that will enable them to understand better.