About STEM Ready

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A Snapshot of STEM Today

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are projected to grow 7 percent faster than non-STEM occupations through 20181. Yet, the number of students enrolling in college in STEM-related degree programs is dropping, leaving a potential gap between in-demand STEM jobs and the skilled professionals to fill them.

To help close that gap, DeVry University launched its STEM Ready initiative to introduce more high school students to STEM and careers in STEM in conjunction with its faculty, staff and corporate partners. The grassroots initiative provides programs, tools and resources for educators to help encourage high school students to consider a career path in STEM that they may have not otherwise pursued.

Our Approach

STEM Ready includes inspirational and interactive programs, and STEM-related resources for educators to us with their students, such as:

  • HerWorld®, a day-long program designed for high school girls to explore and pursue STEM careers;
  • STEM Career Assemblies, an assembly program designed to introduce STEM in a compelling, real-life way;
  • Resources, certifications and tools from DeVry University corporate partners.

Through these programs and resources, DeVry University’s STEM Ready initiative empowers the next generation of innovators while helping to close the gap between in-demand jobs and the skilled professionals needed to fill them.

1Beede, David, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms. STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future. Rep. U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, July 2011. Web.