STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines
in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), previously Science,Math, Engineeringand Technology(SMET), is a term used to group together these academic disciplines. This term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculumchoices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy. The sciencein STEM typically refers to two out of the three major branches of science: natural sciences, including biology, physics, and chemistry, and formal sciences, of which mathematicsis an example, along with logicand statistics; the third major branch of science, social science such as:psychology, sociology, and political science, are categorized separately from the other two branches of science, and are instead grouped together with humanities and artsto form another counterpart acronymnamed HASS - Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. In the United States/ United Kingdom education system, in elementary, middle, and high schools, the term sciencerefers primarily to the natural sciences, with mathematics being a standalone subject, and the social sciences are combined with the humanities under the umbrella term social studies.