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STEM Education promotes a learning environment for students around the world to be active in fields like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Many STEM related programs use a hands-on learning approach that encourages students to be active and involved inside the classroom. This inspires and motivates students to continue their education in STEM related fields, like robotics, beyond school, building a career in an economy where job openings in STEM industries are skyrocketing. In fact, it’s predicted that by 2020, the demand for STEM professionals will add over one million new jobs in STEM fields.Government officials have started to recognize the need for improved STEM Education programs. In 2015, $100 million in federal grants were made available through White House initiative, TechHire. This initiative increase the number of STEM trained professionals inside schools and supports STEM programs across the country.
The Robotics in STEM Education Infographic from KUKA Robotics shows the importance and the growth of robotics both in and beyond STEM Education and encourages programs to implement a hands-on approach to learning.
KUKA has created the KUKA KORE Kart as a solution to the need for robotics in STEM classrooms. The KORE Program is designed to give students real world robotic application experience and can be implemented into any high school, community college, university, or technical center. By providing materials and a strong curriculum, educators and students are trained in the use of advanced robotic technology.
Facts and Stats to Share:
- KUKA Robotics offers the most inclusive STEM robotics program
- STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
- Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career. – US Department of Education
- KUKA KORE joins innovative robotic curriculum certification with career cluster credentials
- Only 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test were cleared for college-level sciences
- Average income for STEM career: $77,880/year
- KORE packages include training, curriculum, course labs, tests, and student manuals