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STEM in Minnesota

Systems and supports

A variety of factors influence the STEM continuum. Home, school, and community systems and supports all play an important role.
Healthy, stimulating home environments, parents' support for STEM learning, and access to technology at home can play an important role in students' engagement along the STEM cradle-to-career continuum.
Students require quality in-school STEM learning experiences to build foundational skills and engage in challenging coursework that will prepare them for a variety of postsecondary education pathways and careers.
Community-based programs, informal education opportunities, and exposure to STEM careers play important roles in exciting interest in STEM, building skills, providing real-world applications, and helping students understand career pathways.