STEM skills are critical to the most dynamic sectors in the economy.

UK Government

What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills. 

Educators break STEM down into seven standards of practice (or skill sets) for educating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students:

  • Learn and apply content
  • Integrate content
  • Interpret and communicate information
  • Engage in inquiry
  • Engage in logical reasoning
  • Collaborate as a team
  • Apply technology appropriately


In other words, students who attend The STEM factory will develop design thinking, complexity, systems thinking, perseverance, project-based learning, and collaboration skills.