You are here
S.T.E.M. Matters: S.T.E.M. & Your Kids
S.T.E.M. Matters Manager: Marisa Ostos
S.T.E.M. is all around us, from the moment we wake up with the warmth of the sun to the time we go to sleep with wane of the moon. Both you and your family experience it wherever you go. It may be possible that you’ve looked down at your beautiful child and been in awe at how life could produce life, while wanting the best for your little one. But have you ever wondered if they might have the chance to go into the S.T.E.M. fields later on and actually enjoy it? Well, they do!
The world of future career possibilities involving S.T.E.M. is endless, and new career paths are constantly being shaped and developed with our ever-expanding world of technology and discovery. Yes, you may have wondered if they might become doctors or engineers someday, but those professions make up just a small percentage of all the possibilities that are out there!
Take a minute and observe your child. What do they love to do? Do they constantly come inside with dirty hands due to their love of capturing water-bugs? Do they spend those extra few seconds looking up at the stars? Do they have fun learning about the uncovering of King Tut’s tomb? All of these are enjoyments that can be fostered, and all are related to S.T.E.M.! Yes, you may be familiar with the career-ideas of an astronomer, or an archaeologist, but even if they have the slightest interest in anything S.T.E.M.-related, it’s possible to turn that interest into a future career, one they would love doing each day.
There are researchers who set traps for bugs and observe their life-cycles. There are music therapists who use the science behind hearing/language/and the like as a therapy for others. There are people whose careers can involve making sure that a scene in a movie depicts the science and engineering behind a space-launch. The possibilities really are endless, and it’s all a matter of knowing that your child, whether young or adult-age, has so many options that they may not even know that their future career exists! S.T.E.M. is quite exciting in and of itself, and it’s potential for future career opportunities just keeps growing!