CAMP STEM Initiatives

What is STEM?


STEM collectively refers to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. There is high demand for students graduating from these fields to satisfy the ever-growing need for STEM specific skills in the modern workforce. Learn more at the National Science Foundation or the Department of Education.

Some STEM fields are:
  • Agriculture Science
  • Geology
  • Astronomy
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Pre-Health
  • Computer Science
  • STEM Education
  • Engineering
  •  Natural Resources

 

Support for Learning


To increase the numbers of students who are pursuing STEM degrees, CAMP is committed to supporting students by offering:

  • Career Connected Learning (Job Shadows, Work-Study, Informational Interviews, and more)
  • Group and Individual Tutoring
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • STEM BastedField Trips
  • Targeted STEM Advising
  • Transfer Mentors in STEM fields
  • Workshops

Why STEM?


The following data was gathered using the National Science Foundation edTool:

National Science Foundation edTool racial/ethnic distribution graph

  • The median wage in STEM fields is $78,270 compared to the median US wage of $34,750.

  • As of 2010, hispanics made up only 5.2% of the STEM workforce compared to 13.9% of the total US population.

  • Projected STEM job market growth from 2010 to 2020 is 18.7%, a rate almost twice that of non-STEM occupations.
  • Participation in STEM (S&E) fields by racial/ethnic minorities has increased over the past few decades. However, whites still represent the majority of workers in each of the broad occupational groups.

 

 

 

Scholarship Information


Scholarships are available for  historically underrepresented students who plan to pursue STEM careers. Examples include:

 

Contact Us


For more information, please contact Bobbi Johnson, CAMP STEM Specialist at bjohnson@wvc.edu