About STEM Ready

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A Snapshot of STEM Today

Employment in occupations related to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. That’s an increase of about 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels.[1]

Despite the intense drive to encourage students to study STEM, interest levels fell between 2009 and 2013 and are now just slightly below where they were in 2000. According to the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index, overall there have only been modest gains in overall STEM activity in the past 14 years.[2]

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.