"I want to emphasize that STEM education includes not only studies in each of the independent STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), but also opportunities to integrate and apply STEM learning across many disciplines. If STEM education is to make an impact on our economy, we need to link it to the personal aspirations of all students–whether artists or scientists or entrepreneurs–and we need to make it powerful enough to transform communities and improve our quality of life.
"STEM education must focus on specific content AND on nurturing students to become creative, innovative, and critical thinkers....
"'Imagination is more important than knowledge,' Einstein reminded us, because 'knowledge is limited whereas imagination embraces the entire world.'"
— State Superintendent Tony Evers, Welcome and Remarks, Wisconsin STEM Summit, June 13, 2011
Use the links at left to access information and resources about STEM.
The DPI is also a partner on the WISTEM.org portal, which compiles resources for educators, parents, students, recent graduates, business owners, and other community members.
Our Sky’s the Limit programs introduce young women to the exciting and world-changing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Dreaming of the Sky is a program for 7th and 8th grade girls and is February 24-26, 2012.
Exploring the Sky is a program for 9th and 10th grade girls and is April 27-29, 2012.