NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY
Fun fact: The November 8th date is a play on words for the 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 S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY
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!™
Educators, visit the National Day Calendar® Classroom to find projects, inspiration and ways to Celebrate Every Day with your students.
NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY HISTORY
In 2015, MGA Entertainment founded National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day to inspire students in the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed it will be celebrated annually on November 8th.