Teachers, Celebrate National STEM Day With Your Students
November 8, 2018
In honor of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community, today we are celebrating National STEM Day. These disciplines play a vital role in the advancement of scientific innovation and economic growth.
National STEM Day is an opportunity to encourage your students to explore and pursue their interests in STEM topics, which includes statistics. The demand for statistics degree programs and employees with statistical skills is soaring, and statistician was the number one job in STEM last year.
It’s important for teachers, counselors and educators to introduce the science of statistics to their students at a young age to pique their interest and enable them to develop statistical literacy. It’s becoming more necessary for all people, not just statisticians, to analyze data. For example, sports coaches use analytics to make game-changing decisions about player utilization and team performance.
Statisticians and teachers explain why statistical literacy is an essential skill for students in our new video:
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