Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Fargo Moorhead’s business, education and community leaders recognize the critical role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in today’s world. Preparing our citizens to excel in the STEM disciplines guarantees a pipeline of successful and talented individuals securing their prosperity long term no matter what they decide to do.
As a community our goals are to:
- Expand and enhance STEM-related extracurricular/after-school activities, camps, etc.
- Increase student and parent awareness of the importance of STEM education.
- Develop funding sources for STEM initiatives.
- Hire a metro-wide STEM coordinator.
- Play a proactive role in engaging education policy-makers in North Dakota and Minnesota.
So what is STEM education and how does it differ from traditional education? Check out these STEM education FAQ’s for some answers.
Some Additional STEM Education Resources
There is plenty going on in the Fargo Moorhead region that engages students to think critically, creatively and call on their innovative nature. Check out some of the many resources around to challenge students to think outside the box.
NDSCS focuses on providing students plenty of ways to gain project-based learning so they can think critically, solve problems and communicate more effectively. From various summer programs to the Great Plains Girls Collaborative, NDSCS is working hard to take our talented young people to the next level!
NDSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture provides several K-12 outreach programs including Bison Robotics, TEAMS Competitions, STEM kids and TechGYRls.
NDSU also provides the GraSUS program. GraSUS aims to enhance students interest in teh STEM fields and is a collaborative effort among faculty, graduate and undergraduate fellow and area math and science teachers. Graduate and undergraduate students are place in schools throughout the Fargo Moorhead area. They work with teachers in the classroom to develop and implement curriculum.
The Fargo Moorhead region is fortunate to be home to Microsoft’s third largest U.S. campus. Starting with DigiGirlz, Microsoft provides outreach to encourage more interest in information technology and innovation.