How to Encourage More Diversity in STEM Fields

The areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics provide an ever-growing number of professional opportunities. As many as 20 percent of all American jobs fall within STEM sectors, and while job growth in non-STEM fields is likely to grow by 12 percent over the next decade, STEM positions will outpace this growth at a rate of 17 percent. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that STEM fields will create 1 million new jobs by 2022. In addition to spearheading innov...