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STEM and Our Planet

National Environmental Education Foundation STEM & Our Planet The environment is a compelling context for teaching and engaging today's students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Knowledge to live by SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 29%) Green chemistry alone is expected to grow from a $2.8 billion industry to about $100 billion by 2020. 78% Environmental science jobs are expected to grow by 78% of businesses and By 2018, there will be 1.4 million American computing job openings, but only 29% of those 25% by 2016 – the fastest among the sciences. organizations believe that the value of job candidates' environmental knowledge will increase in importance as a hiring factor. are expected to be filled by U.S. graduates. By 2014, about 2 million STEM-related jobs will be About 2 million created. organizations and businesses now produce or offer green goods or services. 99% of kids Only about 1 in 18 workers in America currently are in ages 6-11 believe that it's important to care for the environment. STEM fields. 95% of STEM college Environmental engineers are expected to have employment growth of 31% between 2008-18, much faster than 92% of teens students believe that 95% math/STEM can help prepare are concerned about our environment. students to address the world's toughest problems. average for all occupations. O 57% 57% of math/STEM college students say that, before college, a teacher or class got them interested in STEM. Nearly 4 in 5 STEM students decided to study math/STEM in high school or earlier. Workers with a STEM background have earned about 26% more, with engineers earning some of the highest avg. starting Civil engineers, who increasingly deal with the environment, are expected to have employment growth of 24% between 2008-18, much faster Employment of mathematicians is expected to grow by 22% between 2008–18, much faster degrees. than average for all occupations. salaries for bachelor's 22% than avg. for all Occupations. MATH ENGINEERING Sources: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor Business & Environment Program of NEEF Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Kelton Research National Center for Women & Information Technology NC STEM Community Collaborative Pike Research Harris Interactive Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Find out more: %24

STEM and Our Planet

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Learn more about our EE Week 2012 theme, Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st Century Learning.


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