Creating a STEM-Strong St. Louis

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Creating a STEM-Strong St. Louis

By Deborah Holmes
Deanna Folluo (left) and Michelle Vaughan (right) pour liquids through filters as they take part in a water quality lab experiment during a tour at MilliporeSigma with the Washington University STEMpact Teacher Quality Institute on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The STEMpact Teacher Quality Institute has 150 teachers from 25 school districts taking part in the year long program to improve teachers' ability to teach STEM in the classroom. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Deanna Folluo (left) and Michelle Vaughan (right) pour liquids through filters as they take part in a water quality lab experiment during a tour at MilliporeSigma with the Washington University STEMpact Teacher Quality Institute on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The STEMpact Teacher Quality Institute has 150 teachers from 25 school districts taking part in the year long program to improve teachers' ability to teach STEM in the classroom. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

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Science, technology, engineering and math is everywhere around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep understanding of the human body, but you can find STEM in something as simple as a water fountain.

While many STEM professionals are working toward technological and scientific breakthroughs every day, we’re still faced with a lack of qualified candidates to fill a growing number of jobs in STEM fields. This year alone, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled — and this growth isn’t expected to stop anytime soon. In fact, St. Louis can expect a 12.4 percent increase in STEM jobs by 2022.

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