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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Degree Programs & Careers

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  • 1. Science, Technology, Engineeri ng, & Mathematics Degree Programs & Careers James L. Goonan, Director International & Graduate Admissions Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityThe World’s Leader in Aviation and Aerospace Higher Education
  • 2. What’s behind the Chevy Volt? Hybrid gasoline- electric powertrain with electronic control About 100 processors; 10 MLOC Satellite radio, OnStar®, wireless services, … Dept. of Electrical, Computer, Software & Systems
  • 3. What’s behind the Boeing 787? About 1k processors; 10+ MLOC, RTCA DO-178B software AFDX: Avionics Full- Duplex Switched Ethernet Legacy to most contemporary NAV/COM/SUR/MX RF Dept. of Electrical, Computer, Software & Systems
  • 4. What’s behind the Curiosity rover? Rover Compute Element (BAE): 2x RAD 750 (hardened PowerPC 750); 2.5M LOC Low-speed X-band channel (10 kbps) to Earth; high-speed UHF (2Mbs) to orbiters Four hazard avoidance cameras; two panoramic science cameras Experiments Dept. of Electrical, Computer, Software & Systems
  • 5. Presentation Outline STEM Majors Demand for STEM Careers Outlook for Wages Employment Outlook Companies Employing Graduates Skills and HS Preparation Needed
  • 6. ERAU Undergraduate MajorsCollege of Arts and Sciences College of BusinessAerospace Studies Aviation ManagementCommunication Business AdministrationEngineering PhysicsHuman Factors PsychologySpace PhysicsCollege of Aviation College of EngineeringAeronautical Science Aerospace EngineeringAeronautics Civil EngineeringAerospace Electronics Computer EngineeringAir Traffic Management Computer ScienceApplied Meteorology Electrical EngineeringAviation Maintenance Science Mechanical EngineeringHomeland Security Software EngineeringSafety Science
  • 7. Aeronautical ScienceAerospace Engineering
  • 8. Newer ERAU Majors Commercial Space Operations Cyber Intelligence and Security Global Security and Intelligence Studies Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science Homeland Security
  • 9. How do Graduates Make a Difference in the World? Guidance Systems for satellites and missiles Components of NextGen national airspace system Avionics systems for general aviation, commercial, and military aircraft Implementing communications systems for aircraft and spacecraft Mission software for the Space Shuttle or Curiosity Rover. Developing infrastructures such as airports, seaports, bridges, space stations
  • 10. Supply & Demand Growth in STEM jobs was 3 times as fast as in non-STEM jobs over the last 10 years The average annual supply of graduates of bachelor’s degree programs has been decreasing Employers cannot fill all of the available positions Wages are 26% higher in STEM fields OPT is 12 + 17 months
  • 11. Supply & Demand Total STEM jobs are projected to grow from 6.8 million to 8 million by 2018 2.4 million total job openings by 2018 (1.1 million due to new growth and 1.3 million replacement) The annual supply of bachelor’s degrees awarded in STEM fields dropped 25% between 1985 and 2009 (24% vs. 18%) Georgetown U. Center on Education and the Workforce
  • 12. 26% Higher Wages Those with lower educational attainment in STEM earn more than those with higher levels of education in non-STEM fields 65% of bachelor’s degrees in STEM earn more than master’s degrees in non-STEM occupations 47% of bachelor’s degrees in STEM earn more than Ph.D.s in non-STEM occupations Georgetown U. Center on Education and the Workforce
  • 13. Georgetown U. Center onEducation and the Workforce
  • 14. ERAU Career Services
  • 15. ERAU Career Services
  • 16. High School Preparation Take as much math and science as possible. In the US system, we expect to see 4 years of math and 3 years of lab-science, AP courses provide advanced standing. In IB schools, SL math and physics are acceptable, but HL will get you advanced standing.
  • 17. More support leads to success Tutoring programs and study groups Mentoring from faculty STEM clubs, field trips, science competitions Summer camps
  • 18. Contact information: James L. GoonanDirector of International & Graduate Admissions James.Goonan@erau.edu Office (386) 226-7178 Toll Free (800) 862-2416