According to the Department of Labor, 8 of 10 of the most sought after employees are those who have a degree in a STEM related course of study.*
Workers in STEM occupations earn more on average than their counterparts in other jobs, regardless of their educational attainment. **
STEM education prepares students for life, regardless of what career path they eventually follow, through emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving.
STEM careers are truly "helping" professions that build communities and transform nations.
Participation in STEM programs outside of school helps children to see that STEM is all around them and more than simply a class to finish.
And, perhaps just as important, STEM clubs are tons of fun, too!!
*Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce