STEM Connections: The Intersection of STEM Context and Careers

This report uses Likert-scale survey responses collected in the 2017/18 school year from over 13,000 students from 45 states and the District of Columbia enrolled in EVERFI’s Endeavor – STEM Career Exploration TM course to get a better sense of this persistent challenge. Our goal is to better understand how a “STEM context” relates to a student’s awareness of STEM in their surrounding world, their perception of whether or not they can be successful in these academic areas and whether or not they plan to pursue a STEM career. Put plainly, do students see STEM opportunities around them and do they perceive the STEM potential within themselves?