Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are increasing twice as fast as jobs in other fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, data also indicate that we might not have the skilled workforce necessary to meet the increasing demand for STEM workers.
CH2M has a long-standing passion for supporting innovative education programs for students of all ages, all around the world. We partner with Girls Inc. of Metro Denver on the Eureka! STEM program, with a university-based summer program and internships. We awarded a grant to The Nature Conservancy to develop a curriculum that teaches high school students to design and construct a green infrastructure project that turns storm water into a rain garden with students at the W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia. We’ve supported the Think Science Expo through the Emirates Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, the Let’s Talk Science Challenge in Canada, and STEM education programs in Poland through the Polish Children’s Fund. Partnering with the Social Mobility Foundation in the UK, we host a week-long Engineering Residential Programme in our London office for students from low-income backgrounds, and we’ve partnered with the Denver School of Science and Technology to provide internships and career opportunities to help ensure their graduates persist and succeed in their higher education STEM majors.
We also fund programs to educate teachers through partnerships with our clients, like the Dow-CH2M Smithsonian Science Education Academy.