The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The STEM fields are those academic and professional disciplines that fall under the umbrella areas represented by the acronym. According to both the United States National Research Council and the National Science Foundation, the fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society. In many forums (including political/governmental and academic) the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as an indicator of a nation's ability to sustain itself.

2009 Employer STEM Survey

Advanced Chemical Manufacturing Careers

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Advanced Manufacturing

Agricultural Science

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Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, and Administrative Support Services

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