Students & Families

STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Nationwide and in Massachusetts, STEM jobs pay well and are the jobs of the future, meaning the number of opportunities are growing statewide.

Can you see yourself or your student studying STEM? Science, engineering, technology, and math are the cornerstones of many exciting careers, like an engineer building an autonomous vehicle, a climatologist analyzing ice, soil and water samples to study the Earth’s climate, a geneticist looking for cures to diseases, or an astrophysicist discovering proof of a black hole. STEM skills are found in the most unexpected ways!

If you’re musically-inclined, for example, you could combine your love of music with technology skills to become a machine learning engineer that personalizes and optimizes services for online music companies like Apple or Spotify. There are so many opportunities — from roboticist to roller coaster engineer to patent attorney. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills gained through studying science, engineering, technology, and math are needed in so many places. Start to take a look and See Yourself in STEM.



STEM Week “is a powerful way to ignite interest and inspire students to see themselves in STEM, particularly for students from communities that are underrepresented in the STEM fields.”

- Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley