STEM Education - Read from AEMC Consultants

The world is changing by the minute and the future job market as well. The STEM education is gaining prominence at a rapid rate and most of the careers will be based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The importance of STEM education is being increasingly brought into focus by educationists the world over.

Variations of STEM

STEMLE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Law and Economics); identifies subjects focused on fields such as applied social sciences and anthropology, regulation, cybernetics, machine learning, social systems, computational economics and computational social sciences.

MEd Curriculum Studies: STEMS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Sense of Place); integrates STEM with social sciences and sense of place.

METALS (STEAM + Logic) introduced by Su Su at Teachers College, Columbia University.

GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science); used for programs to encourage women to enter these fields.

AMSEE – (Applied Math, Science, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship)


STREM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, and Mathematics); adds robotics as a field.

STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics); adds robotics and arts as fields.

It goes without saying that STEM education will have a significant advantage and will equip graduates a higher salary than those who lack the necessary STEM skills to survive in the changing world; from aerospace engineering, astrophysics, astronomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, neurobiology, nuclear physics and robotics in addition to the traditional areas such as engineering, chemistry to computer science, it is quite evident that STEM fields of study are impacting virtually every component of our everyday lives.

The STEM acronym was introduced in 2001 by scientific administrators at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The organization previously used the acronym SMET and one of the first NSF projects to use the acronym was STEMTEC, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Teacher Education Collaborative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which was founded in 1998. However, even after 21 years once it was introduced to the USA, the STEM implementation in Sri Lanka need much attention. However, it is never too late to implement the STEM education policies even now.

Some of the trending jobs in the field of STEM involve, Computer Network Architect, Information Security Analyst, Software Developer, Operations Research Analyst, Mathematician, Statistician, Paediatrician and Civil Engineer. Start a STEM major today and enhance your future, while gaining long-term success.