Afterschool: Middle School and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

September 1st, 2010 | RESEARCH

The 21st century's information economy is creating more jobs that require not only a college education but also at least some expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM. In order to stay competitive in the global marketplace and provide our children with the best chance to succeed in life, we must get more students on the STEM path. Combining STEM learning with afterschool programming offers middle school students a fun, challenging, hands-on introduction to the skills they will need in high school, college and the work place. This MetLife Issue Brief highlights afterschool programs that incorporate STEM activities, giving students time to develop an interest in science and inspiring them to learn.


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Afterschool Alliance, Contributor, Afterschool Alliance


Publication: Afterschool Alliance Issue Briefs
Volume: 44

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Technology
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs