Choose Ohio First: Why STEMM?

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Why STEMM?

STEMMAccording to a report by the Center on Education and the Workforce, eight million new jobs will be available in STEMM-related fields by 2018. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program will strengthen Ohio's position in aerospace, medicine, computer technology and alternative energy.

Graduates employed in STEMM fields, on average, earn more than graduates in non-STEMM fields and participate in innovative, cutting-edge research and development. STEMM scholars, likely to live here and earn here, will positively impact Ohio's economy.

 

STEMM Education

A solid STEMM education can help students obtain the skills needed to compete and thrive at school and at work in the 21st century global economy. Ohio's approach to STEMM education integrates learning across all subjects, including the arts and humanities, to educate the whole student.

STEMM Resources:

STEMM Reports:

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices STEMM Reports

Other (recent) Reports

 

STEMMSTEMM in Ohio

Why should Ohio focus on mathematics and science achievement?

Ohio's economic future relies on a well-trained and economically competitive workforce. Maintaining America's scientific and technological leadership is essential not only to Ohio's economic growth, but also to our national security and a productive future for the country as a whole. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine education will help create the talent needed to make Ohio's businesses competitive in the 21st century knowledge economy.

STEM disciplines teach students to think critically and solve complex problems – crucial skills and knowledge necessary to help create the innovations of the future and ensure better jobs for Ohioans.

Ohio STEM Organizations

  • Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)
    • Making the Case - STEM 101, Why STEM for Ohio?, What does it mean to be STEM literate? and more.
    • The OSLN Lounge - You are invited to join in on any of the conversations, ranging from STEM policy to practice, happening at OSLN.
    • Sharing Stories - Educators, parents and students share their STEM stories.
  • Dayton Regional STEM Center - The Dayton Regional STEM Center (DRSC) coordinates an established network of regional institutions and professionals that provides rich opportunities for STEM education by training and supporting educators, designing curriculum aligned to the workforce needs, training school leaders at the district and building level, and supporting schools and program models committed to STEM teaching and learning.
  • Ohio Academy of Science - Fostering Curiosity, Discovery & Innovation to benefit society.
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation - Empowering communities to improve education.
  • COSI Columbus - Working with schools to prepare children for a knowledge-based economy that focuses on STEM Education.
  • Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance: Columbus Quad - Anchored at The Ohio State University and includes Columbus State Community College and local high schools including Metro High School and Ohio State School for the Blind. Business partners include Battelle, Nationwide, American Electric Power and IDEAL Group in Columbus.

STEM Schools in Ohio

Ohio STEMM Resources:

  • Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)
  • Dayton Regional STEM Center - The Dayton Regional STEMM Center (DRSC) coordinates an established network of regional institutions and professionals that provides rich opportunities for STEMM education by training and supporting educators, designing curriculum aligned to the workforce needs, training school leaders at the district and building level, and supporting schools and program models committed to STEMM teaching and learning.
  • Ohio Academy of Science - Fostering Curiosity, Discovery & Innovation to benefit society.
  • KnowledgeWorks Foundation - Empowering communities to improve education.
  • COSI Columbus - Working with schools to prepare children for a knowledge-based economy that focuses onSTEMM Education.
  • INFOhio - Ohio's virtual K-12 library.