"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." ~ Max Planck, German Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner and originator of Quantum Theory

This course is designed for the freshmen CREST student. Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), is offered as an interdisciplinary, project-based course structured to provide students with the overarching knowledge and skills needed to be successful within the CREST program. Introduction to STEM removes the traditional barriers erected between the four STEM disciplines, by integrating the four subjects into one cohesive means of teaching and learning. This thematic approach allows students to explore math and science in a more application based context, while helping them to develop the critical thinking skills that can be applied to all facets of their work and academic lives. Experimentation and research methods, analytical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication and peer review, all 21st Century skills, provide students with an avenue to be successful within the CREST program.