TMSA at Secretary Brouillette's STEM Table

TMSA at Secretary of Energy Dan Brouilletteā€™s STEM Career Pathways Roundtable
Posted on 10/13/2020
DoE SmallRaleigh, NC – TMSA Public Charter Schools equip students with “curiosity, critical thinking and analysis with hands-on learning starting from the elementary level and students take Biomedical Sciences, Computer Sciences, and Engineering classes when they are in high school,” said Superintendent Ben Karaduman on Monday as a panelist in STEM Career Pathways Roundtable hosted by Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

Besides TMSA, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and other representatives from North Carolina’s leading educational, industrial and commercial institutions attended the meeting at Raleigh Marriott City Center.

“What we would like to do is to work with you, work with industries and universities,” said Secretary Brouillette, “to ensure that we have a program in place to help us.”

Employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations has grown 79% since 1990, from 9.7 million to 17.3 million, outpacing overall U.S. job growth, states a Pew research from 2018. Likewise, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in computer and information technology occupations would grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Secretary Brouillette said, “STEM education is going to lead to a new technology that will allow us to address a number of different issues sets; increased energy production, national security, and energy security.”

It’s the STEM programs that will be critical in winning the race in the world’s energy market, Brouillette added.

The Department of Energy has many programs, internships, scholarships, and research opportunities focused on developing the next generation of STEM professionals.