STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM disciplines range from math and statistics to medicine to rocket science. It includes some of the most challenging and interesting topics in education today. Here is a link to a detailed list of STEM careers. Studying STEM subjects can prepare students for the highly-skilled jobs of the 21st century. More importantly, studying STEM topics helps develop critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills which are so important in this technology-centric world we live in. But STEM isn’t just for science or math class – students can read about science and technology as part of the non-fiction reading time. Math and science topics can be integrated to demonstrate the application of seemingly irrelevant math topics. And solving real-world problems can integrate several STEM topics into a single lesson.