STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and is the economic currency that makes students employable in the global economy.
STEM is a statewide campaign that has been made possible through the support of state organizations including: Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota High Tech Association, Minnesota Business Partnership, and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. It is directed towards K-12 school students, their parents and educators, promoting the importance of achievement, the value of rigorous courses, particularly math and science, and the need for early career and postsecondary planning.
Workers with STEM degrees enjoy higher earnings regardless of occupation.
STEM skills have stayed in demand even through the economic downturn.