Exhaustive research funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a growing number of prestigious universities and research centers have begun to reveal the true value represented by individuals with strong STEM skills.

CRITICAL THINKING
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

ACTIVE LEARNERS
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; STEM capable individuals excel in deductive, inductive and mathematical reasoning.

INNOVATION
STEM capabilities are recognized as the primary contributing factor in the “democratization of invention” in the US economy.  As early as 1957, roughly half of all patents were filed by individuals without a college degree.  STEM capable individuals at every level of the organization give any employer the innovative potential to achieve groundbreaking success.

LEADERSHIP
STEM talented individuals rise to the top: 43% of STEM capable workers that start in STEM careers and stay, transition to management within 10 years.