There is a growing focus on the need to develop skills within the STEM areas to meet the demands of a changing world. Businesses and industry are already experiencing shortages in STEM workers – the workers who know how to tackle the tough problems facing the 21st Century.
We need people who can solve problems in areas such as energy, clean water, health and medicine, environmental issues, extreme poverty, and technology risks.
The STEM program aims to complement the Academic Program by providing a range of activities to develop skills in STEM areas and opportunities for students to apply these skills to real world projects and problems. In developing knowledge and skills in STEM related disciplines, the program also focuses on problem solving, communication, collaboration and perseverance. Similarly, the development of an appreciation of STEM futures and opportunities is an important objective of the program.