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STEM Madness highlights colleges, achievements,
and room for improvement on the court of STEM education.

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  • Congratulations to Louisville for winning the NCAA Championship and to all 64 schools in the tournament who are also working hard to train tomorrow’s MVPs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science to help fill the 600,000 vacant STEM jobs in the U.S.

    April 9, 2013
  • The Wolverines made it to the finals of the NCAA Tournament, but the university is also at the top of its game in STEM ranking ninth for best engineering schools in the U.S.

    April 8, 2013
  • Three of the Final Four in the Women’s NCAA Tournament are also dominating in STEM — UConn and Notre Dame rank in the top 75 and UC Berkeley ranks #3 for best engineering schools in the U.S.

    U.S. News

    April 5, 2013
  • Notre Dame beat Duke to reach the Final Four in the Women’s NCAA Tournament, but both universities are in the top 45 for best engineering schools in the U.S.

    U.S. News

    April 4, 2013
  • Engineering is one of the top five majors picked by students at three out of the four schools that qualified for this year’s Final Four – Wichita State, Syracuse, and Louisville.

    U.S. News

    April 3, 2013
  • The California Golden Bears made it to the Final Four in the NCAA Women’s Tournament, but UC Berkeley is already in the top three for best engineering schools and #1 in computer science in the U.S.

    April 2, 2013
  • The Wolverines beat the Gators for a spot in the Final Four, but both universities rank in the top 40 schools for engineering.

    April 1, 2013
  • Ohio State may have advanced past Arizona to the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament, but both universities are winning in STEM, ranking in the top 50 schools for engineering in 2013.

    March 29, 2013
  • The Wolverines and Jayhawks are set to compete for a spot in the Elite Eight tomorrow night, but the University of Michigan is already winning in STEM, ranking in the top 10 schools for engineering in 2013.

    March 28, 2013
  • Indiana and Syracuse have yet to battle it out on the court, but Indiana already won in Computer Science, outranking Syracuse 53-63 for best Computer Science Schools in America in 2010.

    March 27, 2013
  • Michigan State and Duke are set to face off in the Sweet 16 for March Madness, but what’s sweeter is both teams already rank in the top 60 for engineering schools in the U.S.

    March 26, 2013
  • The Cal Golden Bears knocked out UNLV for a chance at the Elite 8 in the NCAA March Madness tournament, but they already ranked in the top 4 for computer science in 2010.

    March 25, 2013
  • The BIG 10 has sent seven teams to this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament, all of which ranked in the top 100 best engineering universities in the nation in 2012.

    March 22, 2013
  • The top 68 teams have been announced for this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament – 17 of those schools also ranked in the top 68 for engineering in 2012.

    March 21, 2013
  • Not only did the University of Michigan make it to the top 15 for March Madness, but they also consistently rank in the top 10 for both computer science and engineering.

    US News and AP

    March 20, 2013
  • The top 68 teams have been announced for this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament – 17 of the competing schools also ranked in the top 68 for engineering in 2012.

    March 19, 2013
  • The total number of STEM jobs is expected to grow to over 2.38 million by 2018. Almost 65% (1,548,700) of these jobs will require a bachelor’s degree or higher by 2018.

    March 18, 2013
  • The 20 highest paying jobs in 2010 included six jobs in STEM fields: Architectural and Engineering Managers, National Sciences Managers, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Petroleum Engineers, Physicists, and Financial Managers.

    March 15, 2013
  • 25 years ago today, the San Francisco Exploratorium celebrated the first Pi Day. In 2009, Congress recognized March 14th as National Pi Day in an effort to draw attention to improving STEM education.

    March 14, 2013
  • By 2018, 1.4 million technology jobs will open in the U.S. At the current rate of students graduating with computer science degrees, only 61% of those openings will be filled – and just 29% of applicants will be women.

    March 13, 2013
  • Those who major in STEM earn more than those who do not – no matter what occupation they enter. STEM majors will earn an average of $500,000 more than non-STEM majors over a lifetime.

    March 12, 2013
  • The percentage of undergraduate computing and information science degrees awarded to women has decreased from 35% to 18% since 1985.

    March 11, 2013
  • “About 40 percent of engineering students leave the major by the end of their freshman year. That has to change.”

    Mark Ginsberg, Dean of George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development (Source)

    March 8, 2013
  • By 2018, the U.S. will have an estimated 555,200 advanced STEM degree holders, but there will be approximately 779,000 jobs that require advanced STEM degrees.

    March 7, 2013
  • University of Michigan currently ranks #10 for this season’s March Madness Tournament, but the Wolverines also excel off the court ranking #13 for best Computer Science Program in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

    March 6, 2013
  • University of Maryland outscores Duke this year on the court, but both schools are helping close the STEM gap. Duke graduated 824 engineers and University of Maryland graduated 2,200 in 2012.

    March 5, 2013
  • Minority college students who major in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – earn at least 25 percent more than their peers who study humanities or education.

    University of South Carolina, Press Release,
    For Minority College Students, STEM Degrees Pay Big” (06.22.12)

    March 4, 2013
  • Last year Kentucky won the 2012 NCAA National Championship title, but runner-up Kansas trumped Kentucky in graduating more engineers that year in a final score of 645-515*.

    March 1, 2013