It all started off in 2001 when a group of science administrators at the U.S National Service Foundation (NSF) introduced the acronym STEM. The organization previously used SMET when referring to careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology as well as a curriculum that integrated knowledge and skills from these fields. Judith Ramaley, an American biologist and Assistant Director Education at NSF rearranged the words in SMET and coined the term STEM in 2001.
WHAT IS STEM?
If you ask anyone what does STEM mean some will be able to answer that STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. But beyond that it becomes slightly fuzzy and confusing to comprehend what it actually is.