Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.
EQUITY through ACCESS and OPPORTUNITIES
Sitting in classrooms today are future astronauts who will one day explore the surfaces of Mars, as well as scientists who will develop missions to improve our habitats on earth, and engineers who will develop tools to make our lives exponentially easier. Engaging students with studies that combine science, technology, engineering, and math further develop our society. STEM education prepares students for high-demand jobs and contributes to the growth of their families, communities, and local economies. Soter Technologies develops solutions and partnerships enabling STEM education to students, especially those historically underrepresented in STEM fields like students of color, girls and young women, students living in poverty, and students living in rural areas.
Help Every Student See Themselves in STEM
At the heart of what is driving us forward is the spark in innovation we are enabling in our youth. Collaboration and partnership are key factors of STEM and are essential to our success. We must invest in research and community insights to determine STEM areas of need, those critical communities where our work and our partners can create the most impact on student lives.
The Importance of STEM
Problem-solving skills allow students to develop mental habits that will help them succeed in any field.
STEM coursework challenges students to think critically and come up with their own solutions.
In the process of STEM education, students learn how to manage their time and break larger projects into smaller steps.
The current pandemic has only reinforced the importance of technology.
STEM classes often involve more team activities than other coursework.
Skeptic asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?” CEO: “ What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”
Building on STEM is building on our companies. Beyond simply keeping employees at the company, investing in employee development creates a clear path for employees to have upward mobility. Investing in employee development is more than just upskilling employees with technical skills.