Telling Our Story Through Data: ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill State STEM & Innovation Report Cards 2017

April 05, 2016

Now in its 17th year of publication, ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill™ State STEM Report Cards series illustrates the importance of scientific and engineering research and STEM Education to state and local economies, job growth, innovation, competitiveness, our standard of living and U.S. national security. A variety of measurements, including data from ASTRA, the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators (NAMEPA), MyCollegeOptions™ and key U.S. Government statistical sources provide context to these reports. These metrics help users compare their own state with others.

Key features of the 2017 State STEM & Innovation Reports include:

  1. Ranking of States by 9 Key Innovation Metrics (page 2);
  2. The Top 20 Industry Sectors for each state according to the concept of Location Quotient (LQ) — which provides strategic insight into a State’s special strengths in terms of economic and workforce potential (page 2);
  3. The Top 40 STEM Job Occupations projected for each state between 2016 and 2026 (page 3);
  4. The latest state AND national student attitude surveys on STEM careers as conducted by MyCollegeOptions® — a noticable uptrend in STEM interest across the board concerning most enthnicities and gender in most states, and remarkable progress nationally (pages 4-5); and
  5. Updated data from NAMEPA Counts on student engineering degrees by ethnicity at the nation’s top 10 Engineering Schools and ERCA survey data concerning high school students “closing the gap between Classroom and Careeer” (page 6).

The ASTRA State STEM & Innovation Report Cards are the single best source for understanding each state’s outstanding qualities and capacities.  ASTRA's “Innovation X-Ray” also helps inform policy debates with specific and the most current data about federal funding, local economies, and workforce development.

Please share these STEM Report Cards with elected representatives, community leaders and others concerned about technology-based economic development and a stronger society. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact ASTRA’s Dr. Robert Boege at rboege@comcast.net for more information.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

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