Take Charge of Your Future

STEM is an acronym for the fields of study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM schools focus on these subjects to help our nation's youth gain the skills required to succeed in today's challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science and technology.

Students participating in critical thinking gameWhile the future stability of our economy is unknown and we currently face many challenges, parents will take comfort in knowing that science and engineering jobs are growing 70 percent faster than other occupations. This means students with STEM education will be at an advantage when competing for the high-tech, high-wage jobs of the future. This was fueled by America's high demand for educated individuals to fill the job openings requiring highly skilled STEM workers in order to keep some of the nation's most innovative companies right here in the U.S.

STEM Schools are emerging across the nation, to keep America ranked as one of the leading nations in technological breakthroughs and scientific research. However, just like all important programs, funding can often be scarce or inadequate. Private investors and state programs are scraping together enough money to advance the STEM School program because they understand that investing in our nation's education is one of the most important strategies for maintaining a strong, stable economy in the future.

STEM is the future. Take Charge of Your Future!



Department of Geosciences

The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement partners with the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University to deliver off-campus experiential learning to the cadets in leaderSTATE. The cadets go to places such as Nissan Manufacturing in Canton, MS; Mercedes Manufacturing in Vance, AL; and the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems both in Starkville. There they learn about the different kinds of career opportunities in the STEM field and are shown firsthand what industry professionals do.

The Department of Geosciences "strives for an integrated, interdisciplinary study of the whole Earth. The department offers a B.S. undergraduate degree program in Geosciences with emphasis in six different sub-disciplines or concentrations: Professional Geology, Geography, Environmental Geoscience, Broadcast Meteorology, Professional Meteorology, and Geographic Information Systems."

For more information, visit http://www.geosciences.msstate.edu/undergraduate/