STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM encompasses a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in the four specific disciplines in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Instead of teaching the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM envisions to integrate them into a cohesive learning paradigm, based on real-world applications. In recent years, many countries worldwide have been considering STEM as a means to train students and prepare them for real life problems. Considering the importance of STEM education to develop future leaders of Bangladesh, faculty members from different local and foreign universities have initiated to form a national platform, entitled: Bangladesh STEM Society (bdSTEM). The objective of bdSTEM is to introduce STEM education and research in Bangladesh education system. The society will organize various events nationwide at the school, college and University levels to promote and popularize STEM, and will work with the Government and policy makers to form a STEM-based national policy in education and research.
To develop and strengthen STEM education in Bangladesh, and to reduce skill and opportunity gaps for the young generation of Bangladesh by preparing them to meet the needs of the 21st century global workforce through STEM education.
1. To provide leadership, collaborate and cooperate among different government, public, and private stakeholders at the national level for a strong STEM education program.
2. To assist nationally in establishing STEM education as a key driver for economic growth and prosperity.
3. To provide support in developing and implementing a sustainable and societally relevant STEM program in Bangladesh from school to University level.
4. To support and enable teachers, educators and institutions to popularize and promote careers in STEM.