STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning plan based on real-world applications.
According to a report by the International Technical Education Society, by 2018, projections estimate the need for 8.65 million employees in STEM-related jobs. Statistics projects the following figures, for the requirements in technical workforce.
What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and showing students how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving. When Art & Design is integrated into this learning system, it tends to create a balanced and wholesome learning experience in students. The STEM-based system is custom designed for students belonging to Elementary School, Middle School and High School, with each level having lesson plans constructed to cater to their specific needs.
Experience has shown that children learn faster and retain longer, lessons learned through practical means, rather than learning by heart from textbooks. Our focus is not just academic excellence, although a majority of the students who have attended our programs are doing better academically, but also an all-round development of the student’s personality. Some have even gone on to meet President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam and Former ISRO Chairman Dr. G Madhavan Nair. We have also incubated school and college-based start-ups and are the major facilitators in setting up school and college laboratories for innovation.
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