“With it” or “Against it”
The rising levels of technology worldwide are forcing humans to either stay updated or face being left behind. Unfortunately, those who choose the latter, tend to have more problems interacting with and adapting to the majority of society who have chosen to go with the first option.
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connectivity of different devices that might be completely unrelated in some instances. For example, a heart monitoring device inside someone’s body might be connected then to a computer in a laboratory or hospital, which could also be beeping through an ‘app’ on that same person’s phone. Just like IoT, humans must be able to stay connected due to this whirlwind of new technology taking over the planet. We have to be able to relate in order to survive.
Almost any career in today’s world can be automated. Chatbots have even taken over sensitive psychologist roles, providing and online platform for people to spill their hearts. In order to get our youth ready for the technological advances that are continuously emerging, we need to start exposing them to the concepts behind them at a young age. We have to empower them with social skills that will be highly sought after even in an industry that is highly automated. They have to be able to wield tools from both spectrums of the social and cognitive scale in order to succeed.
The study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects provides a platform for today’s students to stay up to date with the changing times and prepare them for the job market in the future.
STEMmates provides a platform for young Australian students to be a part of the STEM revolution. Our courses in robotics and forensics, give students hand-on, real-life experience – to supplement what they study in school. It allows students to interact with and experiment with the application of fundamentals and concepts of STEM subjects – giving them the opportunity to better understand the emerging world we live in, staying connected with different industries, whilst developing both social and cognitive skills.
Register with STEMmates today to give your child a head-start in today’s rapidly changing world. Give them the skills they require to excel and stay connected. Visit our website today.