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The Works is proud to be a resource center for STEM education, programs, and networking.

These middle school students and possible future engineers are developing technical skills that will be needed for future jobs by competing in The Works' STEMfest! 2015 Toothpick Bridge Challenge.

What is STEM & Why is it Important?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 

“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)

Solid science, technology, engineering, and math skills are important for a successful professional future. Employers are seeking candidates with strong working knowledge of these skills to fulfill jobs in their future workforce. Being able to apply these skills in real world settings is also crucial to success.

Is The Works Using STEM?
Absolutely! STEM education is at the heart of all museum programs and exhibits. The Works is a strong advocate for an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach showing the connectivity of science, technology, engineering, and math skills in real-world applications. The Works also uses its resources to act as a catalyst between educators, industry, and the community to further promote the importance of STEM education.

Learn more about STEM at The Works: 

  • Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration for The Boeing Company, Visits The Works to Speak About STEM Education.

To learn more about STEM initiatives at The Works, please contact our STEM DirectorOr, become a sponsor of STEM at The Works by contacting our Director of Development.