Short for ‘science, technology, engineering and mathematics’, STEM encapsulates the core disciplines required in education to best equip today’s youth for the workforce of tomorrow.
“Passion plus STEM equals innovation,” says Josh, “STEM taught me to approach an old problem in a new way. Hypothesis, experiment, analyse, and evaluate is something you might learn form STEM, but it is really what is needed for ANY innovation.
Josh uses biology, bio-geochemistry, oceanography, engineering, sensor technology, and mathematics to approach the big questions, but combines all of these areas with creativity when considering solutions.
“STEM has allowed me to learn what is outside of known knowledge,” continues Josh. “To innovate to push human knowledge forward we need to venture into the unknown. In this dark place we can use STEM as a spotlight to identify we’ve found and to then share it as a new idea, knowledge, or innovation.
“The answers are there. We just need to apply STEM and collaborate. We need a way to unleash our individual talents to create a vision for a better planet. We have a lot to do, it’s going to be challenging, but it’s al-so going to be fun.”