Raising the profile of technical careers in STEM fields.
Featured Siemens Technical Scholars
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STEM jobs in the United States pay wages that average more than $50,000 annually, and more than half require no more than an associate’s degree, yet there is a growing shortage of these tech-savvy front-line workers in our society. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has partnered with the Siemens Foundation to raise the profile of technical jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and the excellent community college programs that deliver first-rate preparation of young adults for such jobs.
The Siemens Technical Scholars Program rewards current students and recent graduates – Siemens Technical Scholars – with scholarships between $3,500 and $10,000 to demonstrate the enormous value these technical STEM jobs can bring to students and their families. The program also identifies exemplary programs from top community colleges nationally that deliver exceptional training for these technical STEM jobs to hold up as a standard for young adults’ preparation and success in these industries.
Siemens Technical Scholars
Central Community College, Grand Island, NE Information Technology Chris Detsadachanh
Welding Technology Amador Medina
Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM Electrical Trade
Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL Nursing Marisha Baker Brittany Canidate Susan Carchi
Respiratory Care Alexa Ciepierski Ashley Kitchen
Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa, FL Aerospace Technology Jon McMillen Ryan Vondenhuevel
Nursing Reuben Johnson
El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX Nursing Angela Munoz
Radiologic Technology Javier Casillas Adrian Morales Bryant Muniz Lizet Navarro
Highline College, Des Moines, WA Nursing Liliya Kruk
Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, FL Nursing Maximillian Clemons Nicole Orozco