STEM is more than just science, technology, engineering or math. It’s a porcupine. Each quill of the porcupine is just that, a quill. But all the quills put together, and a few organs thrown in, make up an amazing creature. It’s many-sided, real and complex. STEM removes the traditional walls between the four disciplines and integrates them into a single porcupine.
According to the USA Department of Transportation, the seat belt, a simple item first designed by George Cayley in 1840, has saved over 72,000 lives during the 5-year period from 2005 through 2009, in the USA alone.
Medical imaging, like CAT scans, which are used to diagnose all sorts of diseases, require a knowledge of computer algorithms and math.
Elephants wear GPS collars attached to a cell phone SIM card. When the elephant approaches the virtual “geofence”, a text message is sent to rangers who arrive to drive the elephant back.
Now, if that is not enough to convince you, people in the STEM fields earn more money.
Having grown up in South Africa we know that access and opportunity make a huge difference in the lives of children. We’d like to help level the playing field. That’s a pun by the way! That’s why our books are free. eReaders are expensive, that’s why you can download our books from our website, also for free.