At its foundation, STEM/STEAM education is focused on building critical and creative thinking and analysis skills by addressing how students view and experience the world around them. Strong STEM and/or STEAM teaching and learning opportunities rest on inquiry-, technology-, and project-based learning activities and lessons that are tied to the real world. STEM/STEAM education should be a diverse, interdisciplinary curriculum where activities in one class complement those in other classes and where robust partnerships exist that reach beyond the walls of the classroom to include higher education and business.