23 July 2015
Students in the United States today gain unprecedented career opportunities at companies like Lenovo when they pursue education in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the demand for STEM workers grows at the third highest rate of all fields. STEM workers earn as much as 26 percent more than others and command higher salaries even when they work in non-STEM occupations. The current shortage of professionals with STEM degrees, combined with the growing diversity of our nation’s population, has provided bottom-line incentive to U.S. businesses seeking STEM workers to place a higher premium on gender, racial, and ethnic diversity at every level.