Essay On STEM Doesn T Stand For Men

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The M in STEM Doesn’t Stand for Men
Whether it peaks your interest or not there is no doubt that the STEM field plays a major role in your society and is very important. Those four letters stand for science, technology, engineering, and math, and they are the driving force of new discoveries and innovations that lead to new products and processes that sustain our economy. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. However, despite the interest I have always had for science and math, I was never introduced to the field of engineering or even knew that I could consider a career in anything other than health services until near the end of my senior year of high school. Growing up, I was always told to be either a doctor or lawyer. Since I knew being a lawyer was not going to happen, I chose the health field. My mom and relatives would tell me that if I thought becoming a doctor was too much work, I could always go into nursing or pharmacy, or do something lighter, like accounting. My mom, like most of my aunts, does not have a college degree due to factors that she could not control. Being from Vietnam, she was only taught life skills and how to be a good housewife and a mother. She doesn’t think that I will end up keeping and focusing on my career when I grow up, because
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