WHAT IS STEM?
STEM is known as the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and it is key to global development and growth. Without STEM, we wouldn’t have buildings and bridges, or medicine and solar power; even the Internet and smartphones wouldn’t exist without STEM!
Life as we know it has been shaped by all the STEM professionals who have come before, and STEM will always be an essential part of expanding our knowledge and maintaining the world we live in today.
WHY SHOULD I STUDY STEM?
- STEM careers are some of the most in-demand and reliable careers in the world! We need STEM to keep evolving and growing.
- STEM teaches skills that are transferable and useful. No matter what you decide to study, you will learn analytical thinking and problem-solving, both of which are fundamental in all STEM fields. Math, science, and programming are also universal languages that help you work with people on a global scale and allow you to find solutions quickly and efficiently.
- There’s something for everyone in STEM! Do you like to think outside of the box and work hands-on? Engineering and tech could be right for you! Do you like following rules, or finding the right solution? Math and science could be your calling! Whether you want to be a geologist, studying the rocks and soil of the Earth, or an astronomer, searching for answers outside the planet, STEM is where you start!
WHAT CAN I DO WITH STEM?
STEM is an ever-evolving field with so much potential. Careers like engineers, software developers, scientists, physicists, and chemists are all STEM-related fields, and that’s only the beginning of the list. STEM pushes boundaries and helps us expand our knowledge, building the future through innovation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- STEM occupations are expected to increase by 10.5% over the next 10 years, meaning there is plenty of opportunity.1
- A majority of the 10 Fastest Growing Occupations (Excluding Pandemic Recovery) are all STEM field occupations. 2
STEM is also a reliable and profitable field to start a career in!
- The median annual wage of STEM careers is more than DOUBLE that of non-STEM occupations ($89,780 vs $40,020). 3
- 2020 saw unemployment rates of 9% in STEM fields, compared to 16% in non-STEM fields. 4
Want to start your journey in STEM but don’t know where to start?
Join us for SUNY Sullivan STEM Day on Saturday March 23, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Learn about SUNY Sullivan’s STEM programs like Mathematics, Environmental Science, Biology, Computer Science & Green Building Technology.
- Meet our STEM Faculty & watch live demonstrations.
- Enjoy tours of the campus, field house & residence hall after the event.