My Opinion: Get involved in STEM

My Opinion - Stephanie Yatko | September 6th, 2016 11:45 am

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes prepare you for college education and may help you decide what career interests you have.

According to the U.S Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17 percent while others are growing at 9.8 percent. There are many opportunities for those interested in this wide and exciting field.

STEM includes learning technology, such as learning how a computer game may work. STEM teaches us about nature, such as how the ocean currents circulate or how the solar system functions. You also learn about engineering in STEM. You may benefit by learning how to control drones or maybe remote control cars. You may also learn about airplanes and how they work. Mathematics is a big part of education and you may incorporate math into finding the answer for hard mathematical questions.

STEM can be found in every aspect of our lives and we should always strive to push the learning envelope when it comes to these fields.

Most local universities and high schools offer summer classes in STEM.

Overall, learning more about STEM is very fun and a great way to experience new things that are important to our future.

My Opinion

Stephanie Yatko

Stephanie Yatko is a seventh grade student at Our Lady of Peace. Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or