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Electrical engineer Alane Rivera takes us through her experience of writing and publishing a children's book about engineering with her husband and discusses the need for more exposure of the topic in schools.
The non-profit Khan Academy offers free, online, self-paced educational videos that help students learn STEM subject basics and prepare for tests. Schools are piloting integrating Khan Academy videos into their classrooms and after-school programs, making classroom learning a more interactive experience.
Video games can enable STEM education from elementary school all the way through college as they teach skills such as analytical thinking, multitasking, strategizing, problem-solving, and team building. This interactive and entertaining learning could just be a beginning of the trend.