My goal of writing a nonfiction children’s book about a STEM topic is coming to fruition. The accomplishment of seeing the book in print feels wonderful but writing is only the beginning. The publisher will make the book available soon and then the work really starts. Having children enjoying the book and learning from its content in their homes, at school or in libraries is the ultimate mission accomplished.
STEM Education advocacy and support is receiving more attention today than ever before. Private-public partnerships are being established within the K-12 System in ways that only colleges and universities had access to in the past. Government agencies are providing grants to community colleges in ways that only colleges and universities had access to in the past. The doors are finally opening wider to improve the pipeline of students studying STEM at every level. The results of the amount of attention paid to STEM Education from multiple sources will inevitably create a broader and deeper population of young people engaging in areas of STEM Education.