Why STEM? 

NMSI believes science, technology, engineering and math education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential.  

How does NMSI support STEM learning?

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STEM Increases Opportunity 

Consistent, high-quality STEM education starting at the pre-kindergarten level, builds skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration - attributes that students need for every career and community endeavor.  


STEM education broadens access to: 


Growing job markets 

The number of STEM jobs continue to rise – outpacing other career paths.


Higher salaries 

STEM jobs typically offer higher salaries than non-STEM occupations 


Technology literacy
 

Technology is pervasive across all professions and communities. 

What About Humanities? 

NMSI also supports teachers and students in AP English Language Arts, fine arts, history and languages courses, such as Spanish, with high-quality training, classroom resources and other supports. Humanities enhance the development of skills needed in STEM, and AP courses in these disciplines often provide students a smoother introduction to the rigor of AP. Humanities also contribute to the development of healthy people and communities. 



NMSI CEO Bernard Harris says it best, “We aren’t fully rounded people without art, music and history.”

 


WHAT THEY SAY:


 
"STEM is about the people using their brains and using their problem-solving skills. We have no idea what the future is going to hold - it's about how we can attack it, and how we can improve."
Justin Keyes, AP Chemistry Teacher 
York High School, VA
“The STEM classes really challenge you to think and work through critical problems, which I think is really important. I think you can apply STEM classes to a variety of different fields – not just related fields.”
Christina Toler, Student
Grovetown High School, GA
"We live in the digital age, and I think everything we do today is driven by computers and computing. Computer science has to be part of the general curriculum."
Art Lopez, District Curriculum Specialist for Computer Science 
Sweetwater High School, CA