Acquisition of top-tier talent with the necessary critical thinking and problem solving skills acquired through a STEM education continues to be a top-level concern to C-levels and executives of every industry.
Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) March 04, 2016
STEM Premier today released their annual national rankings of top science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) high school students. Students from all 50 states with STEM Premier profiles were ranked and rated based on an algorithm of over 30 profile metrics including achievements, experiences and more.
With a projected 2.4 million job openings in STEM through 2018, according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, along with the disproportionate influence of STEM in all sectors; the concern for STEM worker shortages remains central to the economic vitality of the U.S. Acquisition of top-tier talent with the necessary critical thinking and problem solving skills acquired through a STEM education continues to be a top-level concern to C-levels and executives of every industry.
The STEM Premier Top 100 includes high-achieving juniors and seniors across the country whose accomplishments include participation in the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholars program, along with students who have competed in such high-profile contests as the Intel Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Competition, and the Siemens Math, Science Technology Competition.
While reports, including one compiled by the National Student Clearinghouse, show that the share of STEM bachelor’s degrees awarded to women has been ticking down over the past decade, and as companies address inequalities and bias in STEM-related fields, STEM Premier’s annual rankings offer encouragement. The top 100 students not only reflects a full range of diversity, but more than 50% are female.
STEM Premier is an online platform solution that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. The platform allows students ages 13 and up to build personal profiles showcasing their skills and talents so colleges, technical schools and companies can connect directly with students.
"Inclusion in the STEM Premier Top 100 is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Dr. Donald Tylinski, President and Co-founder of STEM Premier. "These individuals were selected from students in over 12,000 high schools nationwide, all who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to academic excellence. We look forward to seeing the contribution they make to their communities, and in the world, in the future."
The final selection of students represents 32 states and include: Presidential Service Award Winners, National Merit Scholars, Girl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Members of HOSA, 4-H, FBLA, DECA, and members of Mu Alpha Theta. Students that made the “Top 100” also represented the acclaimed engineering curriculum Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Other top students included participants in competitions hosted by SkillsUSA, TSA, First Robotics, Siemens, Intel, VEX Robotics, and Cyberpatriot.
For a full list of the national Top 100 rankings, visit stempremier.com/rankings.
About STEM Premier
STEM Premier is the first online solution that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. STEM Premier is a subscription-based, multi-channel network connecting academic institutions, corporate partners, and government agencies to a pool of qualified STEM talent in the U.S. and global markets. For more information, go to http://www.stempremier.com.
STEM Premier, Inc.