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Video: Is engineering the most important STEM skill?

In a 20-minute video, National Institute of Aerospace president and executive director Dr. Robert Lindberg envisions a new way of introducing engineering into K-12 curriculum by exploring the distinctions between science and engineering, two components of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.

Briefly, Lindberg says engineering is vitally important because it is motivated by the external needs of others and is responsible for monumental achievements, including putting a man on a moon.

Watch the video below.

Currently, young people equipped with STEM skills are in high demand for a number of industries, including manufacturing.

Benefits of careers that require STEM skills include:

  • High pay
  • Great benefits
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Four year degree not required
  • No student debt to worry about

Do you have a child or student who you think would benefit from a hands-on career that uses STEM skills? If so, encourage them to take this brief online career assessment.

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