STEM refers to all areas of study under the disciplines of: Science,Technology, Engineering and Math.
STEM supporters advocate:
1) Raising public and legislative awareness of the critical role STEM plays in advancing society, and prioritizing STEM research, funding, jobs and education through public and educational policy
2) Improving the teaching of STEM subjects and the support provided to STEM educators through changes in curriculum and school policies to ensure students receive effective STEM education and are inspired to pursue occupations in STEM
3) Supporting diversity in STEM and eliminating the existing gender and racial disparities, through providing opportunities for women and underrepresented groups to learn, explore and pursue STEM; and through outreach campaigns challenging stereotypes and biases surrounding STEM