The critical need for STEM education was apparent before our world experienced the COVID-19 outbreak, and now, STEM skills are more important than ever as we navigate through a pandemic.
Our global health crisis highlights the critical role of STEM education and how strong our economy and health will be in the future. Will there be short and long term impacts to this new way of living until a vaccination or treatments can be developed? Of course. However, there has never been a time to appreciate the fundamentals and benefits of having a strong representation in STEM careers, particularly in the healthcare industry.
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STEM education and hands-on learning
Medical professionals, scientists, and researchers are leveraging their STEM education to find solutions to better understand the virus with the goal of developing a vaccine. Similar to STEM education and robotics, the pandemic revealed that innovative thinking, problem solving, and tenacity are intrinsically linked.