Instructor JoAnn Harvey

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

With all the acronyms that determine hundreds of different areas of education, it is easy to confuse them all. Since 2001, the letters STEM have been a normal part of educational vocabulary.


The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program was started byJudith A. Ramaley, the former director of the National Science Foundation’s education and human-resources division. This approach to education is designed to revolutionize the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by incorporating technology and engineering into regular curriculum by creating a “meta-discipline.”



There is more; STEM Education attempts to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution.
Georgia's STEM room is called "The Light Bulb Lab", because one of 
our goals is to stimulate the creation of great ideas.

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Georgia students are investigating.