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STEM Articles and Data Sheets

Explore the current state of STEM in California and across the country.

California STEM Vital Signs

Explore the beating heart of STEM in California. Introducing an in-depth look at the progress we have made, as well as the pitfalls that we must overcome in the face of a shortage of qualified STEM professionals and students.


The Education Commission of the States is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and unbiased resources on education policy issues ranging from early learning through postsecondary education.

STEM Works

WestEd is proud to be the new home for STEMworks, a searchable online honor roll of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs. STEMworks helps companies, states, and individuals make smart investments in their communities by evaluating and cataloging programs that have demonstrated the ability to broaden the base of students who are inspired by and do well in STEM.

STEM and Vital Signs

Education Commission of the States monitors the development and implementation of state STEM policies, provides policy research and analyses to states, and responds to requests for information, presentations, testimony and technical assistance. Just as they serve state education leaders across diverse policymaker role groups and across the P-20 continuum, their STEM policy experts address the unique needs of these various constituencies across STEM issues from early childhood through postsecondary and the workforce.

Vital Signs by State and Nationally

Explore the state of STEM by state or across the nation.

Engineering Still Needs More Women

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers addresses the issue of the lack of diversity in Engineering fields.

Benefits of the Arts

See the impact that the arts have throughout our society in the economy, health, education, and even criminal justice.

STEM 101: Intro into Tomorrow's Jobs

This article provides an overview of STEM work, analyzing nearly 100 occupations from a list created by a committee comprising several federal agencies.

The Benefits of Art for Kids

The title says it all.

Google 2017 Diversity Report

Google's 2017 Diversity report shows progress hiring women but shows little change for minority workers.

Girls Build - Los Angeles Promise Fund

Due to unprecedented demand, the LA Promise Fund created its first ever Girls Build Leadership Summit. Ten thousand girls attended the Summit, held at the LA Convention Center on December 15th. They were deeply honored and incredibly excited to welcome former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on stage.

The Global Marathon - Discover Engineering

The 2018 Global Marathon is a free series of conversations, providing the opportunity to learn and engage about women in engineering and technology.

Computer Science Education Week

This page contains brief blurbs and other content that you can use to help promote the Hour of Code and CSEdWeek.

Science and Engineering Indicators

Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options, and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of presentation styles—tables, figures, narrative text, bulleted text, highlights, introductions, conclusions, reference lists—to make the data accessible to readers with different information needs and different information-processing preferences.

STEM Occupations of the Past, Present, and Future

This Spotlight on Statistics uses data from Occupational Employment Statistics and Employment Projections to take a closer look at STEM occupations.

Women in STEM

A quick look at the state of representation of women in STEM professions.

Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation

Our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness.

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