As the STEM employment sector continues to grow, we need the next generation to fill these jobs. Computer programmers, science teachers, bio-medical technicians, architects, engineers of all sorts, and other STEM related professionals are increasingly in demand to meet the needs of our community's economy. Starting now, our students will be asked to solve local, national and global challenges in areas including energy, health, environment and national security. Through classroom STEM experiences, our students are learning in-demand, transportable skills such as problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate. We are working hard to prepare our students for the future through real-world challenges.