WashingtonExec’s 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium at the Nysmith School for the Gifted in Herndon drew about 2,500 students from across the region. The youngsters got a hands-on look at 3-D printers, connected cars, flight simulators, drones, robotics and more. The children also got to speak with an array STEM professionals about career paths.
As a parent, you don’t need to be sold on the value of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for your child. The statistics alone say it all: Computer science majors earn 40 percent more than the average college graduate, while 20 percent of U.S. jobs require a high level of knowledge in a STEM field. Meanwhile, by 2018, 15.68 million Americans are projected to be employed in STEM fields. But where do you start?