The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in STEM fields will increase by up to 30% by 2022, which is significantly higher than the average industry rate projected (11%).
Opportunities – Professional Development & Collaboration
A powerpoint what the Massachusettes STEM Advisory Council is doing and proposing to help more students learn about and access STEM career pathways.
A STEM hub developed by the Department of Higher Education to coordinate the efforts of educators and prepare more people for STEM career pathways.
Find out about the state-wide expose of STEM opportunities. Schools, libraries, and businesses are encouraged to highlight STEM career pathways during this week each year.
Go Higher! is a campaign organized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in partnership with Massachusetts’ 29 public colleges and universities. Each program brings in 5-6 college students into local high school for a student-to-student exchange about choosing a college and major, landing internships, and navigating campus life.
Get networked with other professionals / educators who are invested in STEM in this super region (Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden County).
This site features a variety STEM education resources, events, etc.
STEM Education Resources
This program is for students new to STEM (including high school students) who are interested in attending GCC – for free!
CareerWise Data on STEM Occupations (Minnesota)
- Engineering and Technology
- Science and Mathematics
- For Massachusetts specific labor market information, use MassCIS.
This article by the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics provides an overview of STEM work, analyzing nearly 100 occupations.
Explore! Watch! And Learn! Through this collection of videos, hear from STEM professionals about their educational pathway, what it is they love about their jobs, and how they really do use that math and science they learned in high school. Start exploring now!
A site filled with educational resources (ie. for younger students) provides context for virtual reality and links to useful reports and teaching materials.
Not sure where to begin, when it comes to teaching about and/or using virtual reality in the classroom? This site can help.
Diversity in STEM Education Resources
This is a place to learn about some amazing scientists at the US Department of Energy doing exciting things and solving some pretty big challenges.
IWITTS helps educators nationwide close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.
This Chapter has an active base of members around Massachusetts. Chapters can provide excellent opportunities for professionals (and students) to expand their local network, build valuable business relationships, and enjoy industry-related programming.
Find information on high school prep, college selection, scholarships, and more.
A local news organization highlights the significance of the movie, Hidden Figures.
(Also see ‘Manufacturing’)
Additional STEM Education Resources:
- Career Development Education Resources
- Industry-specific Education Resources
- Additional Education Resources – All Topics
STEM Articles & Data
Seven Facts About The Growing STEM Workforce (BusinessWest)
This statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education examines students’ attrition from college over a 6 year period.
In addition to providing insights about summer melt and what can be done about it, this article includes research and insights about why disadvantaged students are more likely to abandon degrees in STEM fields after struggling in a challenging introductory class as well as findings about effective interventions.