College STEAM majors out-earn other college grads.
The STEAM jobs market grew 45% in 2018. 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require significant mathematics or science preparation.
People in STEAM fields can expect to earn 26% more money on average and be less likely to experience job loss.
92% of boys and 97% of girls lose interest in STEAM if not engaged by the 5th grade (Dr. Kenneth Wesson, Educational Consultant: Neuroscience)
Currently only 16% of U.S. bachelor’s degrees will specialize in STEAM.
Out of 65 countries, American students score 17th in science and 25th in math ability (The U.S. Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development).
Only 6% of high school seniors will get a bachelor's degree in a STEAM field.
Only 33% of eight graders are interested in STEAM majors
Undergraduate programs in science and engineering report the lowest retention rates among all academic disciplines. Less than half of undergraduates that declare and intent to major in a STEAM field complete a degree in one of those subjects.
Top earners in technology and science earn millions per year — certainly as much as most celebrities. Even so…the U.S. is not graduating nearly enough majors in these fields to supply the enormous demand.
Experts tell us that first-hand experience with a subject sparks neurons in a child’s brain that affect how long that child will retain a particular memory
6% of U.S. Undergraduate major in engineering compared to 12% in Europe, 20% in Singapore, and 40% in China