The great STEM debate: States can't agree on what those four letters mean, and that's a problem

November 19, 2019

Anyone paying half-attention to schools knows about the acronym STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, the four pillars supporting a career-ready future for students. There’s hardly another term in the education world that’s as commonly referenced. But when strung together, just what do those four letters -- or five if you’re observing National STEM/STEAM Day tomorrow -- actually mean?