Our society is driven by math, science and technology and engineering these days. With continuing advances in the technological areas, we need to be able to keep up with the rest of the world and be competitive in these fields! As an educator, I have watched the growth and changes in these fields with excitement. I also love that we are teaching kids younger and younger about STEAM topics. In my opinion, the younger kids are when they learn something, the easier it is for them to grasp. I think of my two-year-old who can easily navigate a tablet, yet I am certain that my grandmother could not.
The problem in our country is that we have been behind the rest of the world in our learning of these important subjects. We need engineers to build the new technologies in our society. We need people who know the ins and outs of computers. Science is needed for research and learning to expand the fields. Math is a huge part of coding and engineering as well. I think art plays a huge roll in all of it. We need creative designers to tie all of it together to make it all look beautiful, fresh, and unique! with STEAM education we can make that happen and be stronger competitors in the future.