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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resource Guide
We’re proud to join forces with our partner Teza Technologies to bring you this list of STEM education articles and resources. From facts and figures about the state of STEM education in the United States to ways to encourage students to pursue an interest in STEM, we hope these resources inspire you to spread the word about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math!
ASAS and Teza: Our Work Together
With Teza’s partnership, ASAS has expanded our national STEM initiative to 12 cities, and progressed from serving 800 children with STEM opportunities to serving more than 1,400. We have also added robust new program offerings, including more advanced “102-level” classes in our robotics and coding coursework as well as new program elements such as video game design.
STEM Education Facts and Figures:
- “Black students are less likely to have access to computer science (CS) in classes at school compared to white or Hispanic students. Specifically, 47 percent say they have dedicated CS classes, compared to 58 percent of white students and 59 percent of Hispanic students.”
- “STEM jobs are growing at 1.7 times the rate of non-STEM jobs, and the U.S. is simply not producing enough candidates to fill them. Only 16% of high school seniors are interested in pursuing STEM careers, according to the Department of Education.”
- “America’s students have improved in math and science over the past 20 years – but remain behind students in many other industrialized nations. The United States ranks 35th out of 64 countries in math and 27th in science, according to a cross-national test known as PISA.”
- “Even with more than 13 million Americans unemployed, the manufacturing sector cannot find people with the skills to take nearly 600,000 unfilled jobs, according to a study last fall by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte.”
- “Though less than 4 percent of the U.S. workforce in 2010 was classified as working in a science or engineering field, the report notes that nearly 20 percent of all occupations may “require significant STEM knowledge and skill in at least one field.”
- “7.7 million Americans say their jobs require them to use computers in complex ways, which is more than twice the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimate of workers in computing occupations.”
- STEM Wonder Kits: Hands-on STEM Learning.
- Makey-Makey STEM Invention Kits
- Google CS First free computer coding clubs
- Digital Sound Mixing Curriculum and Products
- “Learning and STEM Toys We Love,” Engadget.
- “Six Ways Fathers Can Inspire Their Daughters In Technology,” Forbes.
- “40 STEM Activities for Kids,” Playdough to Plato.
- “28 Days of Hands-On STEM Activities for Kids,” Left Brain Craft Brain.
- “21 Fun Activities To Get Your Kids Excited About STEM,” The Huffington Post.
- “ZoomSci: Mix Hot Science with Your Cool Ideas,” PBS Kids.
- “Solar Science Experiments for Kids,” The Educator’s Spin on It.
- “5 Fun STEM Activities for Kids,” Parents.
- “Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists,” Scientific American.
- “How to Get Your Kids Interested in STEM (Without Forcing It on Them),” Lifehacker.
Teza is a science and technology-driven global quantitative trading business. It is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York; London; Austin, Texas; and Berkeley, Calif. Misha Malyshev has led Teza as its CEO since he founded the company in 2009. Malyshev earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University, as well as an M.S. in theoretical physics and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. For more information, visit www.teza.com.