2020 has been an eye-opening year for many of us, teaching us how to work remotely, attend school virtually and communicate with our loved ones from a distance. STEM fields also learned lot this year as they adapted to the global pandemic. Here are a few of the biggest lessons that the world of STEM learned.
The Interdisciplinary Approach
The pandemic has shown us that when we have people of different perspectives and skills coming together, our work is stronger. Take the COVID-19 vaccine, for example. It wouldn’t have been possible without the work of biomedical engineers, chemical engineers, epidemiologists and researchers (to name few!).
We are Adaptable Beings
To think of ourselves in April, when the seriousness of the pandemic was intensifying, we wouldn’t have been able to imagine adapting to this new normal. Whether you took classes from your bedroom, worked from your living room, or attended meetings online, you adapted to a challenging situation in a very short amount of time. You should be proud of yourself!
Why Wait? Start Now.
If you have ever had an interest in STEM, why wait to explore it? The online resources are more abundant than ever (check out ONWie or VEX Code for inspiration), and the importance of science and technology has never been greater! There is an incredible STEM community waiting for you to join.