Fun fact: The November 8th date is a play on words for same as that super- secret organization, NOV8, making it the perfect date to inspire innovation!
Why is S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. so important, now more than ever before?
· S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. is all around us and shapes our everyday experiences
· Of the U.S. Labor Department‘s predicted 10 fastest growing occupations, nearly all of them are S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. careers; therefore an interest in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. early on can lead to success later on in life
· The U.S. has fallen behind other nations in science and math education; we need to motivate young kids to pursue these subjects to keep up with the rest of the world
· We must close the gender gap that exists in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. related-careers. Building interest in girls is critical to their future earning potential.
HOW TO OBSERVE
You can celebrate National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M Day by tuning into the Netflix original series Project Mc², or by visiting www.projectmc2.com where you can become an honorary member of NOV8 and go on super-secret spy missions with the Project Mc² characters; McKeyla, Adrienne, Bryden and Camryn. Use #STEMSTEAMDay to post on social media.
Let’s innovate together and prove that Smart Is The New Cool!™
National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day was submitted by MGA Entertainment. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed it will be celebrated annually on November 8.