America has long been a global leader in scientific and technological innovation. But today, just 23.3% of undergraduate degrees are earned in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In Louisiana, only 9.4% of degrees conferred are in these fields, creating a shortage of qualified workers.1
In response, a coalition of educators, state and federal governments, and various non-profit entities has called for improved education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Under the acronym STEM, a multitude of initiatives are underway with varying degrees of success.
As a Dominican Catholic school, we believe these academic disciplines, especially science, serve their highest purpose when informed by teachings of the Catholic Church. That is why Dominican is proud to introduce STREAM™, a more holistic approach that fosters creativity and innovation while intertwining the study of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math.
We envision graduates prepared with a STREAM™ curriculum who study scientific and ethical questions in the context of Dominican Catholic values.