D-STEM EQUITY MODEL…Diversifying the STEM Education to Career Pathway!!!

Adrienne Coleman, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Abstract

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

An interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy (National Center on Gifted and Talented, 2013).