Strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and experiences for all Colorado students is a critical component to supporting innovation and postsecondary readiness. STEM competencies — often referred to as STEM literacy — prepare students to be critical thinkers, to persevere through failure to achieve success, to communicate and collaborate across real and perceived barriers, and to solve complex and ever-changing problems, among many other tangible and critical skills. Coloradans with these competencies will drive innovations and fuel our increasingly STEM-based economy.
Since then CEI has supported the development of Colorado STEM – a public-private partnership focused on implementing the STEM Roadmap. CEI’s strategic partnership with Colorado STEM allows us to focus on expanding our work with K-12 districts and schools, while leveraging this cross-sector network.
CEI is doubling down on our support of districts interested in expanding and improving STEM programs. We are currently engaged in an exciting STEM Mentor Pilot in four Colorado middle schools with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and The University of Northern Colorado. We are supporting the expansion of STEM career pathways across the state through a partnership with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Additionally, we are leveraging our networks to host STEM design challenges that provide educators with access to professionals to help them design relevant learning opportunities for students.
The Importance of STEM in Education
What is STEM Education?