In the KC STEM Alliance Resources page you can find information on statistics, presentation materials, local programs and more.
A wide variety of exciting and challenging careers are available to STEM professionals. Go here for a number of websites detailing some of these opportunities.
This year, more than 13,000 students will be served by programs like PLTW® Kansas City and Kansas City FIRST ®, across the metropolitan area. These programs can greatly enhance a student’s ability to master other school subjects and provide students with the foundation to pursue college and challenging career opportunities. Click here to download a complete list of 2012-2013 participating schools.
STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. However, U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers. Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future.
Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation
Our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness.
Engineering Occupations Overview
This report provides details for engineering occupations in the Kansas City metro area including the number of job openings during a 60-day period, job postings by occupation, salary data, statistics by area, and the top employers hiring engineers.