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Welcome to CASMEO

 


Welcome to CASMEO (Coalition for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in Oklahoma). CASMEO is a STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology)  coalition of concerned industry leaders, business advocates, and educators who have bonded together in order to advance the study of science and mathematics in Oklahoma. This effort is primarily focused upon creating a well-educated, trained and motivated workforce for tomorrow's Oklahoma industries and economy. The study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is of great importance to the Oklahoma economic workforce for the future since the majority of the employment opportunities across the State will require some knowledge, skill and/or background in STEM content and applications.

STEM education is the foundation of maintaining a successful workforce. In Oklahoma, our highest priority is aligning the STEM education to the workforce needs of the 21st century. Saeed was recently interviewed by Oklahoma Magazine on the topic of underrepresented women in the Oklahoma workforce. Saeed stated, "Money aside, for women, working in STEM areas specifically means intellectual equity and the continuing elimination of gender barriers. That means more prosperity for the states with higher numbers of STEM-educated employees in the workforce." Read the entire article here: Underrepresented, But Rising: Women in STEM.

Saeed Sarani, CASMEO Executive Director

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW - Introducing our new CASMEO CALENDAR. This calendar is intended for use of any and all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) events. If you would like to post your event on the CASMEO site, please contact   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please type "CASMEO Calendar Request" in your subject line.

Check the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance for STEM activities of interest.

The OCTM/OSTA summer conference is Friday, June 10th, 2016 @ OSU-Tulsa! You can now register to attend by mail (membership/registration form attached) or via one of our websites.

Want to present at the OCTM/OSTA summer conference?  Fill out the call for presenters proposal form. Deadline extended until February 29th.
Math Presentations
Science Presentations


Become a STEM Community School District

CASMEO is the organization responsible for developing, administering, and approving the procedures for school districts to establish a STEM Community School District. Senate Bill 1181 was signed in to law in 2014 and it enables communities to collaborate with Government, local businesses, local community colleges/universities, career techs, etc in order to demonstrate that their district is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-focused. Access to the SB 1181 officially known as "Oklahoma - A STEM state of mind" can be found by clicking here. The STEM Community School District initiative supports Governor Mary Fallin's Oklahoma Works initiative - that is - "to increase the wealth of all Oklahomans through facilitating quality employment for workers and ready availability of highly skilled talent for business and industry. The initiative is a coalition of state agencies, educational institutions, businesses and other partners." Download the application and guidelines by clicking here.

Helpful Hints to Becoming a STEM Community

Newly designated Oklahoma STEM Community School Districts


Filling the Skills Gap (Video) Oklahoma Horizons - Governor Mary Fallin


Professional Reading -

Oklahoma Works - Building Oklahoma's Workforce

ONE Oklahoma - A Strategic Plan for Science and Technology in Oklahoma, 2012

STEM Careers

National Science Foundation - Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Beware of Summer Surge Interesting study on why unemployment surges in the summer for college graduates and lessens in the fall.

STEM Education Investments Boost our Military Strength

STEM Grads Critical to Military Mission
 

What's New...Great Recession Effect on Recent College Graduates


The second annual (2013) edition of Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings was released. The Great Recession affected everyone, but recent college graduates are having continued difficulty finding jobs. Despite the slurries recovery, however, the overall unemployment rates for recent college graduates have dropped to 7.0% (2010), compared to the 8.9% (2009) unemployment rate in the first edition of Hard Times.

The unemployment rate for recent graduates varies from 4.8% to 14.7%, depending on graduates' major in college. Recent college graduates who had the lowest unemployment rates majored in recreation (5.2%) education (5.7%), health (6.0%) and agriculture and natural resources (6.1%). On the other hand, recent college graduates with majors in architecture (12.8%), social science (10.3%) and the arts (9.8%) had the highest rates of unemployment.

Recent college graduates' median earnings ranged from $29,000 for recreation majors to $54,000 for engineering majors. Experienced college graduates and graduate degree holders earn significantly more than recent college graduates. (Continued)

 

 

 

We Are Volunteers


CASMEO is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is supported by grants and fundraising activities throughout the year. The CASMEO Board is an elected Board of volunteers who have committed their time and energy for the benefit of Oklahoma children and young people interested the the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields of study and employment. We are focused on providing guidance and assistance to our legislature, our education systems, our employers, and our communities in order to build a more qualified, educated workforce in the great state of Oklahoma. Any questions, comments, or recommendations can be expressed to our President, Saeed Sarani.

Continued...Great Recession

Among life and physical sciences majors, for example, graduate degree holders earn $90,000 annually, compared to $30,000 for recent college graduates.

 

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