PITTSBURGH, PA – Victory Media announces the launch of STEM Jobs magazine, a national digital and print publication that encourages high school and college students, especially women and minorities, to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and careers. The company launched its web and mobile site in 2013.
U.S. students falling further behind in math and science is a serious indicator of the country becoming less economically competitive in the global marketplace. Until now, a critical piece has been missing in the STEM conversation—making the connection between education and employment.
STEM Jobs fills that void with a voice and a brand that makes those careers exciting and tangible for students. “On one hand, we have stubbornly high unemployment in this country, and on the other, we have employers who have tons of unfilled technical jobs. The solution to this ‘skills gap’ is to encourage our young people to pursue STEM education,” said Jolene Jeffries, Chair of the STEM Jobs Council and former Director of Employment at Union Pacific Railroad and VP of Strategic Partnerships for the Direct Employers Association.
The premier issue highlights the science behind making our Olympic athletes more competitive at Sochi. Additional features include articles on teen cancer researcher Jack Andraka, careers at Google, ALCOA, Pfizer, Chevron, Fedex, education at California University of PA, Project Lead the Way and the U.S. Navy. Upcoming issues tie technical skills to great jobs at companies like ESPN, Cirque du Soleil and National Geographic. “By reflecting our tagline, ‘Do What You Love,’ STEM Jobs will make these fields ‘cool’ in the cafeteria,” said Daniel Nichols, STEM Jobs president and former executive at the U.S. Department of Labor.
STEM Jobs magazine is distributed digitally to over 600,000 students and 20,000 teachers in coordination with a classroom publication reaching 15,000 schools in all 50 states across the US and has a print circulation of 200,000. Go to stemjobs.com to sign up for a free, digital subscription and for first notice of the extensive digital tools aimed at helping students explore STEM careers planned for release later this year.
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About STEM Jobs:
STEM Jobs encourages all students to pursue STEM careers through an engaging media platform and assessment tools.
For all media inquiries or to arrange interviews, contact:
Barbara Pflughaupt, BP Media Relations, LLC at 212-707-8181.