St. Aloysius students will experience real-world methods and applications as it pertains to STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking promote intellectual and practical development of resilient critical thinkers; and, are integrated throughout our academic curriculum to complement Blended Learning’s personalized approach and cutting edge technology.
Our goals are to prepare and empower students to address real-life complex issues, take interest in global challenges, and uncover innovative solutions using skills learned through STEM. We want our students to be innovative thinkers who are confident and ready to effectively apply Technology, Science, and Mathematics in the careers of their choice, knowing that there will be a job waiting for them when they graduate college.
“Employment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, outpacing overall U.S. job growth” according to this article from the Pew Research Center. This reassures us that our focus will give our students a competitive advantage as they enter high school, giving them a better outlook at life with a more promising future.
7 Interesting Facts About STEM
STEM workers enjoy a pay advantage compared with non-STEM workers with similar levels of education.
- While STEM workers tend to be highly educated, roughly a third have not completed a bachelor’s or higher-level degree.
- About half of workers with college training in a STEM field are working in a non-STEM job.
- STEM training in college is associated with higher earnings, whether working in a STEM occupation or not.
- The share of women varies widely across STEM job types.
- Women have made significant gains in life and physical sciences, but in other areas, their shares have been stable and in computer jobs, it has declined.
- Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in the STEM workforce.