When we talk about STEM skills, we’re talking about the individual skills needed to do science, mathematics, and engineering, and those needed to use technology effectively.
For example, in science you learn ways to increase or reduce friction on a surface to make objects moving across that surface move faster or slower. You use technology to simulate experiments that might involve things that are too large or too small to see easily, or that are too dangerous to do in a classroom. Engineering principles are used when you design, build, and test models, like the ones needed to understand how energy is transferred. Finally, you use math skills to analyze and draw conclusions from experiments.
More specifically, below are some of the essential STEM skills you’ll want to develop and/or enhance:
Math & Science Skills
1. Working with others to produce results as a team
2. A discipline that applies scientific principles to identify and solve problems
3. Making sense of issues and proposing explanations or answers
4. Type of skills where students are hands-on, active participants and drivers of solutions
6. Being able to take multiple, out-of-the-box approaches to problems
5. The “S” in STEM
7. Type of skills that often involve calculations, measurements, and numbers
8. Skill that involves analyzing information, evaluating designs, and synthesizing new ideas
Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM is a ground-breaking program designed to build awareness among students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and others about the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and the excellent career opportunities available in the energy industry.
Get Into Energy / Get Into STEM is managed by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), a non-profit consortium of electric, natural gas, and nuclear utilities and their associations.