STEM & Digital Technology
The concept of STEM originated in the 1990s as an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The utilization of digital technology has revolutionized the workforce experience, with job opportunities favouring people familiar with the new frontiers of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, Data Analytics and Augmented Reality. Studies have established a correlation between achievements in STEM and per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), thus supporting the widely held belief that science, technology, engineering and mathematics education are important factors for growth and development. Therefore, schools must rise to the challenge by properly acquainting students with modern technology and digital learning. In this category, we recognize schools that ignite student interest in STEM and digital technology. Schools should demonstrate how they support STEM education including awards that they have won, facilities present and ICT resources present in the school for learning purposes.