Because “By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.” -Ray Kurzweil
Because every company needs technically savvy people. This means that almost every industry has job opportunities for STEM grads (healthcare, advertising, hospitality, construction, financial).
Because you’ll work in a fast-paced career that deals with break-throughs or high-tech creations (like wearable technology or self-driving cars).
Because our society runs on technology. STEM professionals help make that happen.
Because it’s your chance to influence the technology-driven world we live in.
Because “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting more young people into math and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for a better mankind.” -Bill Nye
Because “Once confined to fantasy and science fiction, time travel is now simply an engineering problem.” -Michio Kaku
To cure disease through forefront nanotechnology rather than the traditional medical route.
To be one of the first to send men and women to Mars and back.
To give those who have ever been unfortunate enough to lose a limb, another chance to feel and move again with bionics.
To make the Back to the Future hoverboard a reality.
Because you want to be welcomed into one of the few places where being called a ‘hack’ is actually a good thing.
Because followers need not apply, it’s time for you to lead the curve.
Because award-winning faculty with real-world experience are there to teach you.
So you can speak fluently to a diverse group of peers in their native tongue: computers and computer languages.
Because developing microchips is a whole lot healthier for your brain than those other chips you’ve been eating.
Because hands-on training is hands-down the best way to learn.
So you can actually learn what the “thing” means in the Internet of Things.
Because Big Data Analytics is a pretty big deal.
Because Bill Gates needs some competition. He is once again the richest person on the planet, a title he’s held for 16 out of the last 21 years/Bill Gates earned $11.5 billion in 2015 which works out to be ~$33.3 million per day
Because STEM majors see more wage growth over their careers than any other major.
Because according to McKinsey & Company, there is a great need for analytical minds, calculating that the U.S. faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 workers with deep analytical skills, as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts who can interpret Big Data Analytics.
Because Ray Kurzweil has used Moore’s law to calculate that desktop computers will have the same processing power as human brains by the year 2029.
Because you could be the person to launch an Internet 4.0.
Because with many jobs being replaced by automation, your job security will be intact as you will be creating the automation.
To obtain the ability to create stunning, never before seen environments with virtual reality.
Because it’s clearly the logical choice, dear Watson.
So that you don’t just get lost in the cloud. You can find your path to leadership in cloud computing.
Because “The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.” -Elon Musk
Because of the top 100 STEM occupations, 93 pay mean wages well above the national average for all occupations.
Because the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has concluded that over the next decade the United States economy will need one million more STEM professionals than American colleges and universities will produce at their current rate.
Because driverless cars are predicted to save lives and drastically improve the economy, but they’re still not fully usable just yet.
Because “One man’s ‘magic’ is another man’s engineering. ‘Supernatural’ is a null word.” -Robert A. Heinlein
Because “The best programmers are not marginally better than merely good ones. They are an order-of-magnitude better, measured by whatever standard: conceptual creativity, speed, ingenuity of design or problem-solving ability.” -Randall E. Stross
So you can Tweet in code and your peers will actually understand you
So you can actually get credit for your gaming skills. Cyber gaming, that is.
Because “Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering.” -Bill Gates
Because there’s actually a class you can take about robots and robotics.
Because the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that embedded systems engineer jobs will grow 21% between 2008 and 2018.
Because according to Bloomberg, only two non-STEM majors rank within the top 25 highest-earning majors.
So you can kiss away your computer malfunction worries. There’s no room for them after you’ve earned a four-year computer engineering degree.
To learn how to manage and effectively operate traffic light systems, televisions, radios and even kitchen appliances. (Talk about power!)
Because a field trip to a theme park is actually pretty common. Engineers are responsible for designing and building roller coasters.
Because STEM degrees hold value in non-STEM jobs — 74% of college graduates with STEM degrees are going into non-STEM jobs, according to the Census Bureau. They’re pursuing careers in everything from healthcare and law to education and social work.
Because you hate computer viruses. Learn how to stop them before they go viral.
So that you can be constantly challenged and a part of something groundbreaking.
Because “Professional Hacker” is now a respectable job title, if you’re working for the good guys.
Because STEM jobs are growing at 1.7 times the rate of non-STEM jobs.
Because you learn by doing.
Because the high demand for STEM workers leads to lower levels of unemployment and higher wages. (Supply. Demand. You get it.)