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'Global STEM Alliance' Brings Lessons to Students Worldwide

'Global STEM Alliance' Works Towards Bringing STEM to Students Around the World

STEM may be one of the largest initiatives in classrooms all over the country, but a new program is encouraging students from all over the world to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The New York Academy of Sciences is spearheading the launch of Global STEM Alliance in an effort “to get all of the world’s students interested and working on solving world problems from global warming to hunger” said an article on The New York Academy of Sciences recently introduced the alliance at the United Nations.

“It’s a coalition of over 70 governments, schools, universities, NGOs from 50 different countries who have come together to increase access to great STEM education,” said Dr. Meghan Groome of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The alliance will start “by having one spot online for students to get involved with STEM projects, even help them find STEM internships,” the article said. According to its website, the alliance plans to "enhance on-the-ground STEM education initiatives through customized STEM programs, facilitate global mentoring and networking among top scientists and STEM students, connect STEM leaders worldwide to local programs, and more."

“Everyone pretty much feels panic about this. The Singaporians feel panic about it and they’re doing the best job basically of everybody so in order to do STEM it really needs to be a global network, everybody needs to be working together so in terms of helping the competition, it’s not really a competition anymore for these kids it’s be about collaboration and it’s gotta be about global networks of kids coming together to solve the world’s biggest problems,” said Dr. Groome.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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