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elcome to Vanguard Educational Institute! We are a creative and active company in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in STEM-LS.
Assuring that all students reach their potential and are prepared for the 21st Century Global Economy
STEM-LS Training Seminars and Summer Camps
at Vanguard Educational Institute
on the beautiful Roanoke River in
Plymouth, North Carolina
What is STEM-LS?
=Science. Science can be defined as the study of our surroundings. The thought processes and methods that are embedded in science require the use of mathematics, engineering, technology, and high-level literacy skills.
=Technology. ALL technology comes from discoveries made through science- the study of our surroundings. It is the result of human innovation...
= Engineering. Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions to human problems.
= Mathematics. Mathematics is both a science and a tool. It is commonly defined as the abstract science of number, quantity, and space.
= Literacy. Literacy is the most essential part of successful learning. Children who do not have good literacy skills will struggle in all disciplines.
= Sociology (or social studies). Sociology is the study of humans and how they interact. Sociology is central to how we learn and who we are.