STEM is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students can learn about STEM both inside and outside the classroom at all grade levels (PreK-12). STEM can also incorporate the arts—then it becomes STEAM. History and literacy may also be included.
STEM education engages students in asking questions and solve problems related to the world around them. Using the engineering-design process, students identify problems, design possible solutions, and test and evaluate those solutions. This process, combined with the study of math and science, helps students to find connections that make science, math, and technology relevant to their lives.
STEM can include a variety of courses that combine subjects such as: computer science; robotics; sustainability and green construction; environmental studies; marine science; urban transportation; financial literacy; urban gardening and farming; communications; health and wellness; and so much more.
Educators can find curriculum and instructional materials on We Teach NYC
STEM Matters NYC Enrichment Programs
STEM Matters NYC offers a variety of exciting, hands-on, experiential science and STEM programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Programs include one-week camps and high school courses, the five-week STEM Academy, high school internships, and a four-week course for college credit. If you are interested in animal science or aerospace, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, and so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with us! Sign up for our mailing list
to stay updated on student programs throughout the year. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov