Inspiring Role Models for Young Leaders

Strong leadership skills are vital in everything from group projects at school to inventing the next big thing that will change the world! For students in grades 7-9, the Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program from the National Inventors Hall of Fame® offers the perfect opportunity to build these skills. If you’ve signed up to be an LIT, […]

What are STEM Courses, and Why Should I Study One in 2023?

The world is changing rapidly, and in order to keep up, we need innovative thinkers who can solve problems and create new solutions. If you are someone who loves science and wants to pursue a career in a field that is growing in popularity, a degree in the STEM field may be the perfect choice […]

Explainer: what’s the difference between STEM and STEAM?

Explainer Whats the difference between STEM and STEAM

Gonski 2.0 urges us to get our children back to basics through the “three Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic. For educators, there is now a greater need for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) concepts to integrate with the arts (STEAM) across the wider curriculum. We know this because business and industry broadcast that […]

What is the Value of STEM Education?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education puts an emphasis on preparing future generations to be successful in their careers. The skills gained from STEM education extend beyond those needed to be successful in STEM fields, preparing children with varied interests who move into any industry to have valuable skill sets that allow them to […]

Top 10 trending STEM jobs for 2023

Top 10 trending STEM jobs for 2023

As we start 2023, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your STEM career (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and which skills are most in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), occupations in STEM fields are projected to grow by over 10% by 2031. This rapid growth means more opportunities than ever for […]

STEM Education and why it is crucial to Innovation

Innovation is the new buzz word in business for very good reason. New business opportunities are opening up to help business owners be more disruptive, innovative and creative, and, in turn, boost their businesses to the next level. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education system will help Australia compete on a world-wide scale when it comes to innovation in business. Excellence in these areas is a symbol of an innovative and vibrant economy. Here’s why STEM education is so crucial: • About 75 per cent of the fastest-growing industries in Australia require STEM skills, meaning STEM education and careers are critical to building our economic future. • STEM education disrupts traditional gender roles and must be fostered at a national level to compete in a global economy. • These skills are increasingly important to the Australian workforce as technology makes way for automated roles and the demise of some jobs. Small business employs 75 per cent of the Australian workforce. • In our information-rich modern economy, for students, employees and businesses alike, according to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research it “promotes advancement by encouraging people to ask questions, develop critical thinking skills, analyse large quantities of data, learn from hands-on experimentation, identify connections between different disciplines, persist in problem solving even at the risk of failure, work collaboratively, learn good communications skills, and strengthen research skills”. • Scientific knowledge and skills help negotiate social and personal issues more easily. In an Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) study, 88 per cent of people reported using their scientific knowledge and skills to understand everyday issues in society; 83 per cent could give advice to friends and family; and 87 per cent use it in their personal endeavours. • The benefits of STEM in our community as a whole are invaluable. Companies at the forefront of this include Cisco, which vouched up to $31 million for STEM education in Australia, and BHP Billiton, which recently introduced a $28.8 million CSIRO program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. To learn more about innovation, purchase your ticket to Rare Birds Con this month in Sydney and join hundreds of female entrepreneurs looking to innovate and expand their businesses.

Innovation is the new buzz word in business for very good reason. New business opportunities are opening up to help business owners be more disruptive, innovative and creative, and, in turn, boost their businesses to the next level. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education system will help Australia compete on a world-wide scale […]

Integrating STEM Learning in Early Childhood Education

Integrating STEM Learnning

Research shows that young learners can understand relatively advanced concepts in what educators call STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and enjoy learning experiences that explore such subjects. In ways that have yet to be fully understood, early development of STEM skills seems to support learning later in life, in STEM and other […]

Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.