Today’s students will perform in a technology-based society where economies must reinvent themselves to be sustainable, mainly through innovation. But many students lack motivation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), fields that will make this transition possible.
This roundtable will provide a panoramic view of STEM education and the challenge of strengthening the value chain –from value adders like teachers and institutions to value drivers such as real problem-solving activities– in the learning experience from early childhood to adulthood in order to build the necessary science capital to address our current challenges.
Motivation from a young age is part of that equation. For a generation that was born into a warming world, the panel will also discuss how sustainability, or SDGs, can play a pivotal role in engaging the learner to choose STEM by showing their social impact.