STEM education seeks to both integrate the STEM disciplines (Science, technology, engineering and mat) as well as use settings that emphasize applications and teamwork. For example, a science lesson may use engineering design principles, statistics, and project management techniques to complete the assignment. Additional reading may be required also. This puts learning into the context of applications, making learning both easier and more fun.
More information can be found on this web site here. Information from the Indiana Department of Education can be found here. Additionally, you can learn what other states are doing by going to the STEMx web site. And you can contact I-STEM for specific information.
Also you go is the Purdue University STEM web site where you can see how your interests might line up with STEM studies. You can follow #STEM on Twitter or look at any number of STEM-related videos on YouTube. You can even connect with a STEM mentor though your school or through afterschool programs.