Secondary STEM

In middle school and high school, broader and deeper topics are included.  Biology, chemistry, physics and computer science are the most common, but some schools may offer environmental science, astronomy, engineering and other STEM classes.  Usually Technical Education classes in machining, welding and similar classes apply many of the same STEM skills.

You don’t have to be good at math to be a STEM student.  Sometimes, though, learning math in the context of an application in science or engineering makes it easier to understand.  The important thing is to persevere to keep all your options open.

M-STEM³ (Motorsports STEM for Manufacturing and Medicine) is a Purdue University education initiative designed to engage students in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math). Indiana’s reputation as a racing mecca provides the perfect backdrop for this education. And Purdue is uniquely suited to take on the M-STEM3 challenge. Purdue has some of the strongest science, technology, engineering and math programs in the country. Learn more at the M-STEM3 web site.