STEM Education is an approach to teaching and learning that emphasizes integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for all students through student-focused, problem-based curricula and instruction. STEM education fosters creativity and innovation while developing communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills through a focus on authentic and appropriate context in curriculum and assessment.
Delaware TSA promotes a vision of students literate in STEM fields, and believes that participation in TSA competitions helps make that vision a reality.
TSA competitions provide a hands-on venue for learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. By participating in TSA’s competitive events, students gain a broader understanding of these specific content areas, and at the same time experience the satisfaction that comes from applying them to real-life problem solving situations.
In early April, a report on Delaware’s STEM Education was release by the Delaware STEM Council which reflects the best thinking of the 26 highly accomplished men and women that Governor Markell appointed in 2011. The Council attempted to take a clear-eyed look at the strengths and weaknesses of the state of STEM education in public schools and establish an aggressive agenda for improving it.
The full report can be viewed on the Delaware STEM website here: www.stem.delaware.gov.