Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are driving our global marketplace. We need to ensure today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders are passionate about all the possibilities these areas of study hold. The Colorado Education Initiative is focused on preparing all Coloradans for success in a 21st century economy and community. We know achieving this goal requires strengthening STEM education and training, and providing a rigorous focus on these concepts in an integrated way.
Why STEM? The Innovation Imperative
Through the leadership of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration, Colorado is on the path to becoming the most innovative state in the country. Key to achieving this standard of excellence is the leadership of Colorado’s private sector. With talent being a key driver of innovation, the public and private sectors in Colorado are focusing on growing local talent to ensure a strong, vibrant economic ecosystem.
Strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and experiences for all students is a critical component to supporting innovation. 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. Coloradans with these competencies will drive innovations and fuel our increasingly STEM-based economy.
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The Importance of STEM in Education – Lt. Governor of Colorado, Joe Garcia
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