Today, students are interested in project-based STEM learning through innovative product development. The STEM business process is interdisciplinary and applied. To improve youth competitiveness in STEM education, creative knowledge is critical. A highly skilled, technological advanced workforce requires STEM learning. Youth Innovation Lab prepares students in STEM learning through water, energy, food/nutrition, biomedical, aerospace, and information technologies. Students in the STEM program are exposed to the life cycle design of technology and applied project management in order to optimally catalyze innovation and advance technical concepts to a marketable product of value.
In the United States, significant improvement in STEM based entrepreneurship education is needed to best realize competitive advantage in a globalized, high technology market. Youth Lab is geared towards integrating technology into the student’s daily experiences, especially with the mentors who know how to best present STEM subjects, inquiry-based interactive teaching methodologies, robust study materials, and knowledge assessment practices.
The Youth Lab Innovation in STEM encourages students to work on STEM projects and business ideas. In this endeavor, students acquire skills for critical thinking, design, and assessment of solutions to problems.