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Applied® STEM Engagement

At Applied®, we recognize the impact and importance of corporate social responsibility in today’s dynamic business environment. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives provide us the opportunity to share our knowledge and engage today’s students with important and relevant career path opportunities that highlight STEM as among the key skills of the evolving marketplace.


Local Engagement

Associates from Applied are often engaged in STEM activities across the manufacturing and educational communities. We strive to inspire others by volunteering our time to support local robotic teams, judge science fairs, assist with 4H competitions, and speak to students about careers – among other activities.

National Involvement

On October 4, 2019, Manufacturing Day events took place all across the country. Applied collaborated with IndustryWeek to bring STEM and vocational students together with local manufacturers to learn more about our thriving industry and the exciting opportunities that manufacturing and industrial careers can offer. In total, the day included two keynotes, plants tours, a panel discussion, and 90+ STEM attendees and industry leaders. It was a successful day from start to finish – learning, sharing and inspiring today’s youth! Upon conclusion of the event, we heard it was "a wonderful experience for our students... with opportunities for their individual paths to success."

Did you Know?

STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy. This innovation and science literacy depends on a solid knowledge base in the STEM areas. It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science.

U.S. Department of Commerce

Did you Know?

In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.

National Science Foundation