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What is STEM?

 
 

  The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

 
     
  What are the STEM majors?  
   A complete list of all STEM majors and STEM related fields is hard to find.  However, the STEMcareer website and the O*Net Online offers a fairly compreshensive listing.   
     
  Importance of STEM:
 
   "In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challanges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy.  To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabiliities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past."  - National Science Foundation