In response to Governor Mead’s call for the University of Wyoming to become a world-class Tier 1 engineering school, the University set out an ambitious strategy to advance the engineering school to national prominence. Along with undergraduate curricular innovation a premier undergraduate school of engineering begins and ends with the recruitment of outstanding students. Attracting high quality students not only enhances the school’s reputation but also allows faculty to set elevated expectations, and increases the likelihood the school will produce future leaders. It is estimated that Wyoming will require approximately 14,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related jobs by the year 2018 - many of them in the energy industry. As part of the their Tier I plan the University of Wyoming will develop effective programs in Wyoming middle/junior high schools to introduce engineering as an exciting and rewarding career.
Increase the number and quality of students entering and graduating from STEM related programs of study at the University of Wyoming.
Governor's Policy Office, University of Wyoming
School Districts, Wyoming Community Colleges, Wyoming Department of Education