An education in which students build STEM skills is key as careers require skills like problem solving, communicating, and creativity. Change students’ perspectives through challenging activities that build STEM skills and cultivate the strength of young minds.

As the importance of STEM is being recognized in traditionally non-scientific careers, students need more than basic content knowledge to be successful. Students can only be expected to excel when they are prepared with a strong foundation. In a November 2015 Maryland Daily Record article, Hartford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler discussed the long-term benefits of laying the STEM groundwork through a community program that encouraged girls to code. “Not only did they learn new skills but, also, when they could take the product that they were using and build on it when they left offered a great learning experience.”

Discover STEM Jobs‘ five methods to help easily build STEM skills in class.