What is STEM Education


  • STEM Education is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

Urgent need of STEM in India?


  • India produces the highest number of scientists and engineers.
  • STEM jobs are growing at a fast pace and currently outstripping the number of STEM graduates.
  • According to the National Science Foundation, it is predicted that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require STEM skills.
  • Research shows that children develop interest in STEM fields at an average age of eight.
  • The Govt. of India has become sensitive to the Urgent Occupational Demand through a mission called “Atal Innovation Mission” is funding schools to setup STEM Labs with more engaging learning assets and management tools, assessment systems etc.
  • Being the second most populated country with unmatched talent and culture,now India receives a combined support from the Government and other education societies.
  • Now, with the Govt. of India also focussing on campaigns such as‘ Make in India ’Innovation Mission, there is focus on developing innovation and manufacturing right from schools.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported in 2011 that 75% of India’s techgrads aren’t qualified for jobs in the very high-tech global industries India has become famous for.

Global Job Demand Scenario


  • United States has historically been a leader in the field of STEM Education.
  • Obama administration announced the 2009 "Educate to Innovate" campaign to motivate and inspire students to excel in STEM subjects.
  • According to a report by the website in 2018, projections estimate the need for 8.65 million workers in STEM-related jobs.
  • The manufacturing sector faces an alarmingly large shortage of employees with the necessary skills — nearly 600,000.
  • The field of cloud computing alone will have created 1.7 million jobs between 2011 and 2015, according to the report.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2018, the bulk of STEM careers will be:
    1. Computing 71%
    2. Traditional Engineering 16%
    3. Physical sciences 7%
    4. Life sciences 4%
    5. Mathematics 2%
  • In the United Kingdom, the Royal Academy of Engineering reports that the Brits will have to graduate 100,000 STEM majors every year until 2020 just to meet demand
  • Germany has a shortage of 210,000 workers in the mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology disciplines

Few vitals of the Govt. bodies involved

NITI Aayog–BODY (Govt.)


  • The NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) is a policy think-tank of the Govt. of India.
  • It was established in 2015, by the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government, to replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister is the Ex-officio chairman. The permanent members of the governing council are all the state Chief Ministers.

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)


  • Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.
  • Re inventing India as Innovation Nation.

Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)


  • Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India.
  • ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on DIY mode.
  • Objective of this scheme is to foster Curiosity,Creativity and Imagination in young minds.
  • Inculcate skills such as Design Mindset, Computational Thinking, Adaptive Learning, Physical Computing etc.

STEM Olympiad

  • With the vision and mission to achieve the desired educational impact, we are driving the Orange Global STEM Olympiad.
  • It aims to foster inquisitive mind, logical reasoning and analytical skills in students, addition to subject specific learning.
  • The goal is to stimulate students’ interest in STEM by giving them opportunities to explore STEM related concepts so that they develop a passion for it.
  • There is also an emphasis placed on bridging in-school and out-of-school STEM learning opportunities.

Salient Features


  • Age-appropriate Assessment.
  • Relevant curriculum addressing Science, Engineering and Computational Thinking Single intervention for grades 3 to 8.
  • Single intervention for grades 3 to 8.
  • 20 Audio-visual MCQ’s based on working models.
  • Multiple Choice Questions based on Bloom’sTaxonomy .
  • Real life experiments/applications based questions.
  • Diagnostic reports for students (SAAR) and schools (SPAR).

Awards & Certificates


  • Medals and Rank Certificates for grade toppers.
  • Grade toppers MUST score 60% and above to qualify for medals & certificates.
  • Rest all students are awarded Participation Certificates.

Update


  • AIM has already selected 5441 schools PAN India to setup Atal Tinkering Labs
    1. 941 schools from ATL Application round 1
    2. 1500 schoolsfrom ATL Application round 2
    3. 3000 schools from ATL Application round 3 (Most recently published)
  • AIM strongly envisages to setup Atal Tinkering Labs in 30,000 schools across India
  • Due to Governmental indulgence of School Funding, seeking meetings with management becomes easy
  • We are the 1st organisation in India to introduce Audio-Video based Assessment
  • We are the 1st organisation in India to combine an assessment including both Real Life Connect scenarios and Model based videos
  • The concept has been liked and endorsed by the famous astronaut
  • To avail funds, the ATL – Guidelines include a clause for schools of conducting competitions on STEM at State/District/National Level Page 11: Clause 23

STEM Olympiad Demo


  • 10 Video based Questions – Real Life Connect
  • 10 Video based Questions – Model Based
  • 12 Video based Questions – Real Life Connect
  • 8 Video based Questions – Model Based