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STEM Awareness

By Siri Doddapaneni


Awareness is an important aspect of our daily lives as citizens of the world, whether it be regarding gender equality, the US government, or global warming. A field of awareness that has yet to be explored much is the field of STEM, which isn’t highly advocated for or made prevalent. STEM awareness is important because this area of study is the basis of our future and primes children to become the next generation of innovators, thinkers, and problem solvers.


STEM awareness has many benefits, including promoting the use of hands-on learning and applying problems and solutions to real-world situations. 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, decision-making, acceptance, and initiative, along with soft skills such as creativity, communication, productivity, and flexibility are also taught and learned. STEM jobs are the future of our economy, and this type of awareness brings more innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship to take our society forward. The biggest thing that STEM can do for children right now is give them computer literacy and access to apps such as Zoom, Google Classroom, and News since recent events have made technology use more relevant than ever.


Raising awareness for STEM is simple if you are able to follow these two steps:

  1. Don’t be afraid to make your voice heard. Address problems, brainstorm solutions, and make plans to act on those solutions because your opinions and thoughts have value.

  2. Never stop learning. The more you learn about something, the more serious and committed you become, and the more you’ll be able to contribute to the discussion.


Greta Thunberg, a teenage environmental activist, is challenging world leaders to take action against climate change. Jay Flores, CEO and founder of Invent the Change, is spreading STEM awareness across minority groups and increasing STEM interests and education within those communities. From young school students to the elderly, anyone can speak up and raise STEM awareness around the world.



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