Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are the fields that are shaping our future, but they also shaped our past. These interconnected disciplines are some of humankind’s first achievements.
* Before humans invented farming, they were already making advancements in engineering, developing new tools and structures that allowed our species to advance.
* Science, in its rudimentary stages, allowed us to begin to heal the sick, contributing to longer lifespans.
* Evidence of basic mathematics goes back to the Stone Age, when our human ancestors began keeping records.
* And technology, in all of its many facets, is what propelled humanity to the become the dominant species on the planet.
In essence, the STEM fields defined what it meant to be human.