STEM progress

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

I NOTE with plea­sure that more pub­lic schools are mov­ing to em­brace sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics (STEM) pro­grams in their cur­ricu­lums.

I hope that the study of math­e­mat­ics will play a sig­nif­i­cant role in th­ese pro­grams, as math­e­mat­ics still re­mains the key in all sci­en­tific ac­tiv­i­ties and achieve­ments.

Next year will be the 56th year of the SA School Math­e­mat­ics Com­pe­ti­tion. This con­test, gen­er­ously spon­sored by the So­ci­ety of Petroleum Engi­neers, at­tracts over 2000 en­trants each year, mainly from the in­de­pen­dent and Catholic school sys­tems.

It of­fers both stu­dents and teach­ers the op­por­tu­nity to be in­volved in an ac­tiv­ity that at­tracts many thou­sands of stu­dents through­out the world.

It is hoped that the STEM schools will seek to en­rich their pro­grams by en­sur­ing that their stu­dents and teach­ers are given the op­por­tu­nity to meet the chal­lenges that the SMC of­fers.

Par­ents also should seek in­for­ma­tion from the school on Ad­ver­tiser,

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