History of STEM

  • STEM’s development traces back to the Morrill Act of 1862,
  • which created land grant universities to promote agricultural science.
  • The Act later established engineering programs as well.
  • When more land grant institutions emerged,
  • STEM training expanded beyond education and began penetrating the workforce.
  • It was introduced in 2001 by scientific administrators at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
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