In the history of mankind, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
has been shown to be the distinguishing factor for the superiority of nations and
civilizations. A nation without land and natural resources like Singapore need not
despair, but can thrive by developing and exploiting the intellectual capital of
its people. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is the pillar
of our intellectual capital. The PSTA awards, being the pinnacle awards, play a
critical role in recognizing this.