Today’s Youth Need Skills in Innovation, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, and STEM
Today’s youth need skills in innovation, cross-cultural collaboration, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The World Smarts STEM Challenge pairs high school teachers and students from different countries on gender-balanced, collaborative teams. Watch video below.
Description of the Video:
Teams compete to create the best STEM solution to global problems inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The challenge builds skills in innovation, investigation, problem-solving, and collaboration with people from different backgrounds. It equips diverse students—boys and girls—for successful STEM careers.
After participating in the World Smarts STEM Challenge, 90% of students increased their enthusiasm for STEM subjects. Learn more: https://www.irex.org/worldsmarts
IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.