What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the creative application of science. Mathematics is in every occupation and in every activity we do in our lives. STEM is becoming increasingly important year to year. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.

Why is STEM Education Important?

It is Fun
One of the most overlooked aspects of STEM education is that there are lots of students out there who enjoy it and derive a sense of accomplishment from it. Focusing on STEM for these students helps them feel more involved with their education and get more from it. When it comes to STEM no matter what field you’re exploring, learning about it involves discovering new ideas, building things, collecting data or information and experimenting with different people to see the outcome.

It’s Hands-on
STEM is very hands-on and skill based. Hand in hand with the consideration above, STEM classes require students to build things with their hands so as to discover specific knowledge or to develop particular skills. When taught at a young age, these skills will stay with the students for life, providing them with hands-on skills they can use throughout their education and subsequent career.

Children can play and learn 
Learning and playing may not usually come together, but in STEM, some exceptions can be made. For example, there are plenty of resources online where students can play math games to learn new mathematical concepts, and it can be as entertaining as it is educational. According to Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research”

Important for Employment
The global economy is changing. Current jobs are disappearing due to automation and new jobs are emerging every day as a result of technological advancement. The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day. Skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and beyond. Recent studies show

Nanotrix Electronics

Think of a world without electricity, and then you also think of a powerless universe. Our unique electronic package equip kids and teens on the basic principles guiding the flow and control of electrons in a circuit, the design and building of electronic projects and in the process explore the underlying principles in the electrical technologies of our day. This will be particularly useful to kids that have interest in electrical electronics and other engineering and science fields. We use the Snap circuit (series)
The snap circuit is an electronic kit that helps kids to design, build and experiment electronic projects. It’s easy and safe to use as it does not need soldering, no electricity and no phobia for electrocution.

Nanotrix Robotics

Robotics is gaining momentum with parents, kids and in many schools worldwide. This program will introduce students on how to design, build and program robots. We use the award winning Lego EV3/NXT core and expansion set to carry out training. The students will learn and be able to build and program robots that will carry out various functions like; lifting, object detection, colour identification and sorting, spying and monitoring etc.
Students are reaping huge benefits, not just for the present, but also for the foreseeable future. This package also prepares the students for international competitions such as the First Lego League (FLL) and the World Robot Olympiad (WRO)..

Computer Programming

Coding is simply giving instructions to a computer intended for a particular outcome. Website, softwares, games and phone applications are made through coding. This platform will teach students on how to write simple and relevant computer programs using programming languages like Python (for teens), RobotC and Scratch.