What is STEM? CS?
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
How does computer science (CS) relate to STEM?
Computer science is a blend of all the STEM categories because it involves science, technology, engineering and math. Computer science includes studying how to create new software, solve computing problems and develop different ways to use technology. Computer scientists create and invent new computers, robots, and more. Coding and programming are also critical components of CS as they focus on telling the computer what to do.
Why are STEM and CS important?
Computer science is what people study in order to learn how to make or create technology. STEM and CS are important because computers and technology are everywhere. Most people know how to use technology, but most people don’t know how to create or invent new things with technology. Being able to create new things with technology is one of the most important skills in the world today.
Why are STEM and CS important for young people?
Learning these skills are essentials because computer science is everywhere, and it is important for everyone to understand the basics. Studying these disciplines gives people computational thinking, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are used in non-technology areas as well. Knowing how to approach complex problems, break down the challenges into small pieces and approach resolving them in a logical manner are critical skills in all industries.
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