SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University has been designated a 2016 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media and will be featured in the Winter 2016 issue of STEM Jobs magazine.
The list is the only one of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations.
“This is the second consecutive year that the College of Science and Technology has been awarded this designation,” said Dr. Brent Feske, the associate dean of Armstrong’s College of Science and Technology. “This is an affirmation of our strong STEM coursework that allows our students to effectively transition with their degree from Armstrong to their next career step.”
Institutions were scored on publicly available data and responses to questions around four key indicators that demonstrate the extent to which a university works to provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects, promote partnerships fostering STEM literacy and promote STEM programs that attract and engage underrepresented student populations.
“With our STEM Jobs Approved awards, we’re able to help educators evaluate whether they’re meeting the needs of students by employing the kinds of programs that our research shows are most effective in getting students involved in STEM,” said Glen Zollman, vice president of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like Armstrong State University as an institution leading the way in this area.”