Student STEM Challenges: HIGH Impact! HIGH Energy!

Posted November 21, 2016 by Toni Cerbo


The world is changing. And so is the marketplace.

Innovation is fundamental for economic progress. Most of the fastest growing occupations require significant knowledge of math and science. STEM fields are crucial when it comes to driving innovation and building a qualified workforce. For this reason, individuals with STEM skills are highly sought after.

With a little STEM knowledge, youth will be successful in just about any career. So, the key to our youth succeeding in today’s knowledge economy is – STEM.

There are incredible opportunities for youth with STEM skills

Youth gain STEM skills through academic courses, co-curricular activities and even their hobbies. The 21st Century skills gained from these experiences enable youth to gain confidence in their own ability to effectively answer the hard questions, skillfully tackle challenges and create innovative solutions.

As the value of STEM education continues to rise, here’s how you can help inspire your students to pursue STEM careers.

Ten80 makes STEM exciting and accessible

The Ten80 Student STEM Challenges address different sets of concepts and skills. All of them help students understand and actively participate in the innovation process that drives today’s economy, civil society and public institutions. The curriculum can also be implemented by integrating modules into existing science or math curricula, as a Computer Science, Engineering or STEM class, or as an afterschool club, or both a class and club. There is a place for all students to contribute to the team through race engineering, coding and automation, design and fabrication, graphic design, marketing, community outreach and data-driven design projects that ask students to follow their own interests (as long as they follow good investigation practices = GIP).

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