Division of STEM
Andrews University is pleased to announce that it has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. A leader in successfully connecting individuals in transition with education and career opportunities, Victory Media is the creator of STEM Jobs media, education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.
What is STEM?
The Division of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in the College of Arts & Sciences is comprised of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Department of Engineering & Computer Science, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Physics.
STEM enables students not only to thrive in the professional STEM community but to contribute to their church community as well. STEM majors reflect the diversity present at Andrews University, breaking stereotypes about women and minorities in STEM fields. STEM also offers a unique experience for students, integrating the scholastic resources and practices of larger state universities with an environment that fosters spiritual development.
In order to serve students further, the STEM Division looks to societal and church trends to project the needs of STEM fields. An increase in STEM enrollment and retention will work towards the goal set by the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology, which states that American universities need to produce an extra one million college graduates in STEM fields.
As STEM looks forward to growth and improvement,the experience of the student is paramount. Increasing numbers, upgrading lab equipment, and improving learning space are all steps to the ultimate goal of providing a holistic learning environment that activates an excitement for discovery.
Andrews Research Conference (ARC)The Office of Research at Andrews University, in cooperation with the Andrews University STEM departments, hosted a Research Conference on May 7-11, 2014 for early career researchers in STEM. For more information visit the Andrews Research Conference Website