Why STEM Matters

Success in school for Torrance students is ever more dependent on developing an aptitude for the STEM disciplines. A student’s school experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coursework has proven to be an increasingly significant indicator for overall college and postsecondary readiness.

STEM education represents all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, healthcare workers and technicians. The strongest predictors of success in college are student achievement in STEM disciplines.

Just as important, students with well-honed skills in STEM disciplines are in high demand on the job market, and the STEM industries offer graduates some of the best and most well-paying employment opportunities.

TEF is committed to ensuring that students in Torrance Unified School District have every opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through inspiring, interactive activities that incorporate classroom instruction with independent, hands-on experimentation.

See our recent Press Release about 2017 STEM Initiative Awards to Teachers in TUSD, and our list of 65 Grant Awardees.