What do students who receive a Bachelors degree in a STEM major end up doing with it? The answer, as this chart shows, is all over the

Fast forward to 2020. What job skill must you have? Coding.  Well, we may be getting ahead of ourselves slightly. It’s uncertain that 

Average scores on the ACT exam held steady for the high school class of 2012 but the results show modest progress in the number of students who appear ready for college-level work in math and science. The scores, being released Wednesday, cover the first-ever class in which more than half of graduates nationally took the ACT. Traditionally the ACT has been a rival college entrance exam to the SAT, but it is now taken by almost all students in nine states, and by at least 60 percent of graduates in 26 states.

Are you a young Hispanic student interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)? If so, you may be wondering how you will ever save enough money to attend college and land a great job in a STEM field. Luckily, there are some options available for you!

www.sciencecheerleader.com is a website dedicated to the involvement of women in STEM. In particular, the site features real cheerleaders who are involved in STEM fields. Each of them take on different roles which deviate from the typical “nerdy” persona that often stereotypes women in this field. Donna Milgram, Executive Director for Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science states, “I want the biggest tent possible for including women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – it’s about choice and potential – and if you have to choose to be a nerd girl to be a scientist a lot of young women will opt out. I like the idea of glamorous, popular, sexy women scientists as role models and I love this website. Becoming a female scientist in STEM should not be equal to being a nerd girl. If we ever want to significantly increase the number of women in STEM we will need to have ALL kinds of women joining the fold.”

Interested in participating in cool events where you can design robots, create towers and games, light things on fire, invent ways to use technology to make our world a better place, and explain how you can have a career and make money while doing these activities? Stream is a fast and easy app, designed by students, parents and educators for students, parents and educators that allows you to quickly find Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) events near you.

A recent longitudinal study created by the STEM Careers Awareness initiative (from 2008-2010) spanned across 30 schools in England with the hopes of evaluating the delivery of STEM subjects and careers to students. In addition, surveys were also administered to students in order to find their opinions about STEM subjects and thoughts about STEM careers. This in-depth study provides valuable information on the delivery and opinions of students regarding STEM that prove to be helpful for teachers and counselors alike.

This article debates the direction the U.S. educational system might go in order to ensure a global competitive edge by increasing the technology-based economy through STEM careers. With the increasing presence of arts and design, adding an ‘A’ to STEM, creating STEAM has been suggested. Another acronym, SEED, which stands for Social, Economic, and Environmental Design, has hypothesized that these areas need to be addressed before STEM can be established. STEM and SEED go hand-and-hand; however, this debate breeds discussion and much needed attention to an important issue. Article >>