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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Michael Parra, Principal
1401 South Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714.568.7000
Fax: 714.568.7038

What is STEM

The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The STEM fields are those academic and professional disciplines that fall under the umbrella areas represented by the acronym. According to both the United States National Research Council and the National Science Foundation, the fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society. In many forums (including political/governmental and academic) the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation's ability to sustain itself.

Last Modified on January 4, 2011