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Welcome to STEM in Delaware

Delaware STEM Symposium

The Third Annual STEM Symposium and Educator Awards in Delaware!!

The 2016 Delaware STEM Educator Awards were made possible by Ashland

Delaware STEM Educator Awards


Council Mission:

  • Expand the number of Delaware students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields and broaden the participation of women and minorities in these fields.

  • Expand the STEM capable workforce to create, grow and attract STEM related businesses to Delaware.

  • Increase STEM literacy for all Delaware students including those who pursue non-STEM related careers, but need STEM skills.

 

What is STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These disciplines are vital for thriving in the 21st century whether managing STEM-based decisions of daily life or pursuing STEM careers.

Why STEM?

  • "Technological innovation accounted for almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years"
             - ChangetheEquation.org 
     
  • "Almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM"
             - ChangetheEquation.org 
     
  • "STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations"
             - Economics & Statistics Administration
     
  • STEM workers command higher wages, earning 26 percent more than their non-STEM counterparts
             - Economics & Statistics Administration