STEM is increasingly becoming an indicator of success for individuals to become invaluable contributors to our nation, as well as to our global society.
IMPORTANCE OF STEM
In June 2016, President Obama expressed the importance of STEM education in the following video from PBS NewsHour.
MASTERY OF STEM
Mastery of STEM subjects has a significant, positive impact on access to quality college education, as well as career choice:
IMPACT ON COLLEGE ADMISSION2
STEM scores derived from the ACT is a critical factor in whether a student is accepted to the college of their choice.
- Colleges place the most weight on the ACT, vs SAT
- The ACT combines math and science scores to give an overall “STEM score”
- More colleges are looking at whether students are college-ready in the STEM subjects
IMPACT ON CAREER CHOICE AND GROWTH
Per the US Department of Education, a STEM literate population is integral for the US to remain an economic Global Leader3
A Pew research poll shown below indicates that the U.S. ranks 29th in math and 22nd in science among industrialized nations4 Click image below to view full screen.
DEMAND FOR STEM
The U.S Department of Education projects demand for STEM careers will increase significantly— a direct response to ensuring the U.S. remains competitive in the global economy.