You’ve probably heard about STEM education, but do you know why it’s so important?
In 2018, the White House released the “Charting a Course for Success” report illustrating how far the United States was behind other countries in STEM education.
It found that only 20% of high school graduates were ready for STEM majors' rigors. And how over the previous 15 years, the U.S. had produced only 10% of the world’s science and engineering grads.
We think that’s not good enough.
November 8 is National STEM Day, highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math education for students in the United States. At AVIAN, we support STEM education and outreach efforts all year round to ensure a larger, more diverse group of young adults choose STEM careers.
In 2022, AVIAN offered to volunteer at educational events, sponsored competitions, and took on projects to enhance outreach for STEM programs in our local communities.
“Youth STEM outreach has been a priority community involvement area at AVIAN for many years,” said George Franz, AVIAN’s chief operating officer. “From providing personal mentorship to sponsoring robotics clubs in their free time, our employee-owners are extremely passionate about supporting STEM-related efforts in our community.”
These are some of the STEM initiatives AVIAN has invested in this year:
AVIAN remains committed to cultivating a passion for STEM in the next generation of professionals. We are actively seeking grant opportunities and partnerships to continue STEM outreach. For additional information please contact Morgan Hoey, AVIAN's Senior Director of Training, Multimedia, and Consulting.