As technological advances become an integral part of our factories and work-spaces, a strong background in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will be non-negotiable for workers seeking to improve their career prospects. While automated processes will make certain jobs obsolete, the need to implement and maintain automated systems will create a host of new high-paying opportunities. That is, if the next generation of workers has the skills to fill these vacancies.
Most educational systems were founded in a time when “learning” meant “rote memorization.” Today, however, we live in an exponentially changing world in which success demands creativity and innovation. Simple facts are available at the click of a button but connecting ideas to draw new conclusions in not so easy. Unfortunately, innovation is still not a valued learning objective in most schools today.
This is where STEMUP Educational Foundation is coming in to the picture. Our mission is to inspire and engage students to become interested in pursuing STEM careers and to become innovators, problem solvers rather than just becoming consumers. Our organization carries out several initiatives to reach that goal.