Engineering

STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work and the global enterprise, enabling the development of STEM literacy and, with it, the ability to compete in the new economy.

— Tsupros, N., R. Kohler, and J. Hallinen. STEM Education in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Report of a Project to Identify the Missing Components. Coal Center: IU1 Center for STEM Education and Carnegie Mellon University, 2009.