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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Valparaiso University Achieves Recognition as STEM Jobs Approved College

"Valparaiso University has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media. The list is the first of its kind to rate universities and colleges on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations." reports Valpo Today.

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“It is an honor to be recognized for the educational opportunities that we provide our science, engineering and mathematics majors here at Valparaiso University,” said Richard A. Gillman, Ph.D., associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of mathematics and statistics. “We believe strongly that a STEM education combined with a strong liberal arts thread and values-based goals results in graduates who are sought after in the market place. This recognition is in direct response this, together with the quality and creativity of our faculty in producing outstanding programs of disciplinary study.”

Valpo was among more than 1,600 schools participating in the STEM JobsSM survey process. Schools submitting surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement and diversity in a school’s STEM programs. The assessment and rights to the STEM Jobs ApprovedSM Colleges designation were available to qualifying schools for free. Valparaiso University will be featured in the Winter 2015 issue of STEM JobsSM magazine, along with the entire 2015 list of STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges.
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Source: Valpo Today


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