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Wednesday May 28, 2014 Your Gateway to the Future Fifth Annual STEM CHALLENGE State Recognized Targeting 5,000 Youth Robotics Gaming and IT Competitions.

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1 Wednesday May 28, 2014 Your Gateway to the Future Fifth Annual STEM CHALLENGE State Recognized Targeting 5,000 Youth Robotics Gaming and IT Competitions Innovative Exhibitors STEM Workshops

2 Goals Showcase advanced technology and role models with the intent of inspiring youth (with the support of teachers and parents) to pursue opportunities in education and careers in the STEM fields Create awareness of opportunities in STEM education and careers among Pre- College Students in El Paso and the surrounding region. Provide scholarships to high school students from the region to attend a local university or college to pursue an education in a STEM field.

3 SPONSORS BOOOTS STAGE STEM Fiesta Floor Plan

4 Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas: 711 (Voice) or (TTY) Igualdad de oportunidades de Empleo/Programas. Equipo auxiliar y servicios de apoyo están disponibles para personas con discapacidad al ser requeridos. Relay Texas: 711 (Voz) o (TTY) Thank You STEM Sponsors!

5 Why STEM? Increase high school graduation rates Promote STEM education and careers Increase post-secondary enrollments Increase graduation rates at post-secondary levels

6 Source: December 2013 Unemployment El Paso MSA

7 Unemployment Rates in STEM and Non-STEM Occupations,

8 Recent and Projected Growth in STEM and Non-STEM Employment

9 Demand for postsecondary education has increased, and will continue to increase during and after the recovery. Source: March CPS data, various years; Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce forecast of educational demand to 2018 The Talent Pipeline – U.S. Degree Attainment

10 Postsecondary-educated workers now earn almost 80% of the nations wages. The Talent Pipeline – Wage Earnings by Degree Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

11 State of the Economy – Impact of Retirements Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce. Several key industries will lose most of their postsecondary- educated workers by 2020.

12 Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas: 711 (Voice) or (TTY) Igualdad de oportunidades de Empleo/Programas. Equipo auxiliar y servicios de apoyo están disponibles para personas con discapacidad al ser requeridos. Relay Texas: 711 (Voz) o (TTY) Thank You STEM Sponsors!


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