Project Prime: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Social Network
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields represent the largest industry for job growth between 2010 and 2020 in the U.S.. The U.S. government’s 2016 budget has allocated $3 billion alone for investment in STEM education. Relative to the need for STEM talent, the number of students and teachers who are proficient in STEM fields remains severely low. Left unchecked, this disparity will result in economic loss, unemployment, inequality, and stunted innovation. In light of these facts, a growing number of organizations are developing programs to shape STEM-related interests and attitudes among youth.