Guest post from Robo Wunderkind.
The STEM field (which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a booming professional environment with ever-growing job opportunities. Due to its potential, it’s reasonable to consider it for your child’s future. In such case, what should you keep in mind?
It seems the world is currently full of IT startups, tech geeks, programmers, and those who code as a hobby––regardless of gender or age. What do they all have in common? They’re tapping into an ever-growing demand of professions that didn’t even exist a few years ago. AI, VR, AR… do these ring a bell to you? They should because apparently, they’re our future.
Some countries have already gotten the message. China has set a goal to create experts in the AI (artificial intelligence) field and is recruiting them in––well, kindergarten. Coding is becoming a must in Chinese curricula starting from daycare and primary school. It’s an investment for both the country and its people. Jobs in STEM tend to pay well, and will only grow in demand as time goes by.
Technology is our present, and it is our future. That is undeniable. And it isn’t inherently evil ––in fact, it can facilitate amazing progress in everything from industrial production, medicine, to construction, and much more. That is why STEM education––an interdisciplinary applied approach to modern curricula––is something to be eagerly supported.
If your child shows interest in technology and a talent for mathematics, don’t let them waste this talent, and let them know that there is a whole world of exciting opportunities waiting for them. Let them learn how to code, for starters. Introduce them to programming courses, if you can, let them build machines in their free time if that’s what they’re into.
It’s definitely what Austrian ed-tech startup, Robo Wunderkind, does. We contribute to the STEM education mission with our modular robotic kit that teaches kids between the ages of 6-12 the basics of coding and robotics through interactive play. Our Robo is built out of cubic blocks and two intuitive apps that are used to program it and make it perform various functions. It can move, sing, flash lights, play music, and more.
Robo Wunderkind is one of the many new tools that educate children in the STEM field through fun play and give them the opportunity to create something new on their own. We believe our product, and others like it, should be used in school curricula and approach children whose talent and passion for code and robotics may have yet been undiscovered.
And who knows, maybe one day they’ll build a robot that helps doctors perform heart surgery––or, alternatively, just have lots of fun playing.