Women and minorities are substantially underrepresented in a number of STEM fields in the United States. According to a study by the Bayer Corporation, women and minorities are missing from the STEM workforce today because they were not identified, motivated, or encouraged to pursue STEM careers as youth.
STEAM ONWARD's Career Explorations Sessions contribute to providing youth with positive attitudes toward engaging in STEM activities. The Career Sessions (Download the STEM Career Sessions file below) we provide a series of opportunities for middle and high school age youth to increase their awareness that STEM topics and careers are accessible to people of all genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
COMPUTER SCIENCE CAREERS
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CAREERS
CAREERS IN MATHEMATICS
STEM ARTS CAREERS
MORE THAN FARMING (MTF) is a series of short educational videos, produced by STEAM ONWARD, that will illustrate examples of farms and natural resources sites in Maryland that utilize 21st century precision and digital technologies in agriculture, aquaculture, and natural resources. The major focus of the series is to reveal:
In addition, where possible, the series will feature African American, and other underrepresented and women owned farming enterprises, as well as professionals in agri-business, ag education, and ag related government agencies.
The STEM Career Community at Towson University is designed to offer targeted resources for those pursuing careers in STEM related industries. The career coach works with students one-on-one regarding career planning tools and exploration.
To identify the 15 cities with the most high-tech jobs, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed metropolitan statistical area (MSA)-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) database for 2017.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects health care to be the fastest growing employment industry between 2014 and 2024. This projection is good news for you as it means increased job security as more and more fulfilling, lucrative positions are being created.