TEN Important STEMtistics outlining the need for a systemic STEM Education Model for our ADLA Elementary Schools to serve families in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara.
STEM jobs are projected to grow 13% by 2027 compared to only 9% in NON-STEM jobs. (Via Change the Equation) The US placed 38th of 71 countries in Math, and 24th in Science. This is according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)—which is regarded as one of the biggest cross-national tests of its kind. (Via the Pew Research Center)
Only 36% of all high school graduates are ready to take a college-level science course. (Via the National Math & Science Initiative) Of 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the US ranks 30th in Math and 19th in Science. (Via the Pew Research Center) Girls’ interest in STEM peaks in middle school, but drops off in high school. A Microsoft survey conducted in Europe found that girls gain interest in STEM at age 11, but then lose that interest at age 15 (Via Microsoft)
African-American and Latino workers also now represent 29% of the general workforce population, but just 16% of the advanced manufacturing workforce, 15% of the computing workforce and 12% of the engineering workforce.” (US News, 2015)
74% of middle school girls express an interest in engineering, science, and math, but only 0.3% choose computer science as a major when they get to college. (Via girlswhocode.org and iD Tech)
Out of 100 STEM occupations, 93% of them had wages above the national average. The national average for STEM job annual salaries is $87,570, where the national average for non-STEM occupations sits at roughly half—$45,700. (Via the Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The average median hourly wage for STEM jobs is $38.85. Compared to the median earning for all other types of jobs in the US - $19.30. (Via Change the Equation)
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