Why (And How) Students Can Get Excited About STEM

There’s a lot of buzz out there about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM, for short) – not only in the realm of teaching and learning, but in terms of job growth and potential, too. According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center (the makers of the handy infographic below), People who understand science and technology are smarter, more competitive, more productive, and more engaged global citizens.

 A Few STEM Takeaways

  • Job growth is expected to increase up to 23% by 2020
  • Computer based occupations are slated for the most growth among all STEM jobs
  • Occupations out-earn non-STEM occupations from 12-30% in all fields
  • The number of domestic (US) students earning science, technology, engineering, and math doctorates has declined since 1985

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