STEM: Why now?
According to a February 2012 report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST): "Economic forecasts point to a need for producing, over the next decade, approximately 1 million more college graduates in STEM fields than expected under current assumptions. Fewer than 40% of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree. Merely increasing the retention of STEM majors from 40% to 50% would generate three-quarters of the targeted 1 million additional STEM degrees over the next decade."
STEM at Beaumont
Beaumont's success in the sciences over the last several years is a testament to the dedication of preparing students in STEM subjects. Students are given a strong foundation in the basic concepts and an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, and collaboration through inquiry and experimentation. Beaumont's curriculum has expanded to include a Pre-Engineering Program, and student interest has fueled a nationally award-winning Robotics team.
Beaumont teachers value inquiry-based science and technology education. Beaumont School was one of only 62 schools in Ohio and 356 teachers to receive the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Beaumont was only one of 12 schools to receive the maximum median score of 10 points. Seven of Beaumont's STEM teachers were recognized with this award.
Science Curriculum at Beaumont
If you are interested in more information about STEM at Beaumont, please contact the Beaumont Advancement Office at (216) 325-7328.