EDUCATION OUTREACH

Encouraging interest in STEM

Education, continually moving forward, has the power to affect change.  

As teachers embrace the merits of melding technology with textbooks, and rethink what they’re truly capable of in the classroom, there is a well-timed opportunity. To more purposefully integrate curriculums with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – in a way that empowers students to become productive and passionate contributors in society.  To see themselves and their surroundings differently, without limits. 

Today’s students communicate, learn and interact with the world through technology. Yet we ask them to leave much of that behind when they enter a classroom. The most successful methods of motivating interest in STEM will be those that are introduced earlier into curriculums in ways that are personalized, relatable and fun.

Reports suggest that new technologies like AI, machine learning, and educational software aren't just changing the field for students, they're shaking up the role of educators, creating philosophical shifts in approaches to teaching, and remodeling the classroom.

Shrinking budgets should not stand in the way of America’s students receiving an education infused with STEM disciplines that will engage them and better prepare them for tomorrow's workforce. We partner with educators, communities, businesses and policy makers to advance the next generation of innovators.  

Young male student using laptop to program a remote control car
SAS has always believed that education is the engine for economic growth, and that analytics has the power to change the world for the better.

Challenges to overcome  

25%

Women account for less than 20% of computer science degrees in the U.S. and hold less than 25% of STEM-related jobs.

2 million

Two million STEM-related jobs in the U.S. will go unfulfilled by 2025 because workers will lack the skillsets required.

6 years

Over the next 6 years, the health care industry will be among the fastest growing in the economy, yet faces the greatest shortage of STEM workers.

Special Event: STEM Goes Red

The Triangle STEM Goes Red event, hosted by the SAS Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) and the American Heart Association (AHA), introduced over 100 middle school girls to some of the area’s leading science, technology and engineering companies through their showcased work. These future leaders learned first-hand how they can make an impact in the world by pursuing a STEM career.

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