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What is STEM?

STEM is...
  • an acronym that refers to the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • an approach that is hands-on, allowing students to apply their learning to solving real-world problems.​

  • a term that refers to classes as well as careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

STEM helps people...
  • provides a pathway for people seeking well-paying, meaningful jobs.

  • solve problems more creatively, which leads to life and job satisfaction.

  • helps people understand the complexity of environmental and social problems, and provides them a way to use their knowledge and problem-solving skills to contribute to a better world.

  • contribute to a thriving local community, especially in the Columbia River Gorge, where workers feel ownership and pride in the work they're doing.

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