Warner University - Nurissa Christie
STEM in Time
In the 1990s, many education councils, such as the National Science Education Standards and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, helped guide U.S. educators’ classrooms with standards and guidelines that shaped their curriculum to better prepare K-12 students in STEM. And the 1990s was also one of the first times an acronym was used to define the topic of STEM.
The National Science Foundation originally called it SMET but later changed it to STEM in 2001.
The STEM Education Act is established, adding computer science to the definition of STEM fields and also providing more advanced training opportunity programs for teachers.
The Inspire Act
President Trump signs The Inspire Act requires NASA to encourage women and girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.
President Obama the Educate to Innovate Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to move U.S. students to the forefront of STEM career opportunities. Federal investments in STEM education were increased and the country began preparing to meet a goal of 100,000 better prepared STEM teachers by 2021.