College STEM majors out-earn other college grads: a petroleum engineering major makes ~$120,000 per year, compared with $29,000 for counseling psychology majors
By 2018, STEM jobs will grow by 45%. Out of the 20 fasted growing occupations, 15 require significant mathematics or science preparation.
People in STEM 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 will lose interest in STEM if not engaged by the 5th
(Dr. Kenneth Wesson).
Currently only 16% of U.S. bachelor’s degrees will specialize in STEM.
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 STEM field.
Only 33% of eight graders are interested in STEM 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 STEM 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