Growing up I’ve always been interested in science and technology. This interest came in about 4th grade when I learned about NASA and their accomplishments. In 1957, President Eisenhower introduced the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik, into space. Under the leadership of the Presidents, Americans put their competitive spirit into motion. They were challenged to step up and become leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math. Therefore, in 1958 President Eisenhower proposed the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration also known as NASA. The legislation was signed to create the new government agency, and a space program was born. When Eisenhower left office in 1961, President Kennedy continued to push for an alteration in the areas of STEM putting the first American on the moon, among other accomplishments.
The NASA program is what actually encouraged me to apply to the STEM honors program. I believe this program will help me in life because science is everywhere in the world. Also, since we’re living in the technological age, STEM education is their way to more success. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. It even helps to discover/ predict natural disasters and microscopic organisms which creates many diseases in the bodies of humans and animals. I believe I should be admitted into the STEM honors program because I like to be challenged. This program is an amazing opportunity and will help me further my education. This program can also help strengthen my weakness in math and prepare me for the future. I believe I would be a great help since I already enjoy these topics, hopefully, my skills will help the program as well. Furthermore, I have discovered that STEM education is based on learning and applying the hands-on skills to develop and solve complex problems in the real world.