“The Labor Department projects that by 2014 there will be more than 2 million job openings in science, technology, and engineering, while the number of Americans graduating with degrees in those subjects is plummeting.”
- The Economist, April 12, 2008
- STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (sometimes similarly referred to as METS).
- In order to keep Missouri jobs in Missouri, we have a need to increase the total number of graduates in these four fields to match the impending demand.
- Ideas to actualize the STEM initiative include: increasing the availability of targeted scholarships in these fields, increasing partnerships with other schools in order to meet demand, and working with key employers and other stakeholders.
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- The STEM Education Coalition works to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs for teachers and students. They represent all sectors of the technological workforce- from knowledge workers to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians.
- The University of Missouri Science & Technology offers several summer programs and pre-college programs for interested students.