Word of the Week for the week of August 28, 2016



Meaning & Usage

noun STEM is an acronym standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is used to signify the technical skills that are key to an ever-growing number of jobs. They may also represent requirements to approach problem solving and innovation.

My parents want me to study STEM in high school and college to make sure I can get a good job.


The acronym arose in common use shortly after an inter-agency meeting on science education held at the US National Science Foundation.

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