June 18, 2024

Iscuk

International Student Club UK

We should start STEM studies earlier and make science experiments more fun

We should start STEM studies earlier and make science experiments more fun

This fall, my dad pointed me to the U.S. Department of Education’s new initiative, YOU Belong in STEM. I read about the program’s goal to redesign the nation’s STEM education ecosystem based on a new narrative focused on ensuring that all students feel welcome in STEM.

My heart raced because that is precisely what I have been trying to do with a group I started at my high school in Maryland.

In 2020, I started a chapter of Kids Are Scientists Too (KAST-WJ). Our goal is to increase young kids’ interest in STEM by conducting monthly science experiments at local elementary schools.