National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! November 8 is a day meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Inspired by the Project Mc² brand, created by MGA Entertainment, the S.T.E.A.M.- based franchise features four super smart girls who are part of a super-secret spy organization called NOV8 (that’s “innovate”).
Fun fact: The November 8th date is a play on words for same as that super- secret organization, NOV8, making it the perfect date to inspire innovation! Why is S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. so important, now more than ever before?
S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. is all around us and shapes our everyday experiences
Of the U.S. Labor Department‘s predicted 10 fastest growing occupations , nearly all of them are S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. careers; therefore an interest in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. early on can lead to success later on in life
The U.S. has fallen behind other nations in science and math education; we need to motivate young kids to pursue these subjects to keep up with the rest of the world
We must close the gender gap that exists in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. related-careers. Building interest in girls is critical to their future earning potential.
HOW TO OBSERVE You can celebrate National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M Day by tuning into the Netflix original series Project Mc², or by visiting www.projectmc2.com where you can become an honorary member of NOV8 and go on super-secret spy missions with the Project Mc² characters; McKeyla, Adrienne, Bryden and Camryn. Use #STEMSTEAMDay to post on social media. Let’s innovate together and prove that Smart Is The New Cool!™
Original source: National Day Calendar