The Focus on STEM Education

Maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America’s success. But if we want to win the future, then we also have to win the race to educate our kids. [The] leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today — especially in science, technology, engineering and math.
— President Barack Obama

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education's importance cannot be overstated. Public and private resources have come together, in unprecedented ways, to restore and strengthen America’s role as the driver of innovation and discovery. 

In 2010, more than one hundred CEO’s from the private sector, including Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, came together to launch Change the Equation, a historic effort to scale up effective models for improving STEM education.

By 2020, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields (U.S. Department of Labor) as there is likely to be a significant shortage of qualified college graduates to fill them.

To minimize the impact of this deficit, K-12 schools throughout the country are being encouraged to implement and/or expand their STEM curricula. As such, tremendous opportunity exists for math and science educators to further their careers. Are you ready to become a part of the solution? ATOMS Placement Services is here to help navigate teachers and schools through this ever expanding field.



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