What is STEM?
STEM is a popular acronym for the fields “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” designed to demonstrate their interconnectedness. View iD Tech STEM summer camps and programs:
- Co-ed STEM summer camps for kids (Ages 6-12)
- Co-ed STEM summer camps for teens (Ages 13-18)
- STEM summer camps for girls (Ages 10-15)
Why Attend a STEM Summer Camp?
Jobs in STEM are growing at nearly twice the national average, meaning there will be well over 1 million unfilled tech jobs by 2020! Careers in STEM foster valuable 21st century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration, while providing opportunities to create positive change and innovate a better world. There has never been a more important time to learn code, game design, app development, robotics engineering, web design, filmmaking, and more. Kids & teens ages 6-18 can get started now at our STEM camps.
We encourage iD Tech students to think about what they want to be when they grow up. But why not become something today? With over 60 courses in STEM education offered at more than 100 prestigious campus locations, students can take their interests further to gain a competitive edge for college and future careers. View iD Tech STEM Camps & Programs.
Why is Programming Important for Kids & Teens?
Computer Science is the most rapidly growing STEM field. According to Code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi, “Although only 10 percent of schools teach computer science, even one hour of exposure can be enough to change a student’s life, as it did mine. In the 21st century, this isn’t just a course you study to get a job in software–it’s important to learn even if you want to be a nurse, a journalist, an accountant, a lawyer or even a president.” This is why we’ve incorporated an hour of coding (inspired by the Code.org Hour of Code™) into all iD Tech Camps courses nationwide. Learn more.
We know programming is a vital skill for today’s youth. So do Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Will.i.am, and other notable figures. Watch the video that has garnered over 10 million views over the last year.
How Do You Become A STEM Professional?
We have created a series of free eBooks on how to become a STEM professional in a number of disciplines. Learn what it takes to become an app developer, game designer, software engineer, animator, robotics engineer, filmmaker, and more. View all iD Tech eBooks, or start with the ones below.
Additional STEM Resources
Read more STEM statistics, research STEM-related jobs, and learn about STEM competitions. Here are a few of our favorite STEM resources: