Why we launched STEM Thinkers Program

  • Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in a STEM career (source- www.ed.gov/stem)
  • United States is falling behind internationally, ranking 29th in math and 22nd in science among industrialized nations (source- www.ed.gov/stem)
  • The U.S. will be short 1.1 million STEM workers overall by 2024 (source: www.talentwave.com)
  • Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs
  • Read report on STEM Jobs from US Department of Commerce - Click Here
  • STEM jobs increasing at a high rate (see graphic below), yet fewer youth are pursuing STEM careers.