In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years.

“The ability to apply STEM concepts to solve a variety of problems is key for students’ future success as well as the nation's competitiveness in the global economy,” said Martha Cyr, principal investigator of Seeds of STEM: The Development of an Innovative Pre-Kindergarten STEM Curriculum; and executive director of The STEM Education Center at WPI.

“Despite the evidence that introducing STEM during...

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