CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STEM Premier has released their 3rd annual national rankings of top academic and technical high school students. Students from all 50 states with STEM Premier profiles were ranked and rated based on an algorithm of more than 30 metrics including test scores, achievements, experiences and more.
The “SP Top 100” were selected from more than 225,000 students representing 16,000+ high schools and include high-achieving seniors, juniors and one sophomore. This year’s group, hailing from 32 different states, represents National Merit Scholar Finalists, AP Scholars, Valedictorians, Science Olympiad Champions, Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts, Presidential Scholars and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) students.
Students who made the rankings showed a wide variety of extracurricular participation as well – their involvement includes: FIRST Robotics, VEX Robotics, Google Code-in, JROTC, membership within HOSA- Future Health Professionals, 4-H, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Mu Alpha Theta, and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). Varsity athletics and community service were also prevalent among the SP Top 100.
While reports, including one compiled by the National Student Clearinghouse, show that the share of STEM bachelor’s degrees awarded to women has been ticking down over the past decade, and as companies address inequalities and bias in STEM-related fields, STEM Premier’s annual rankings offer encouragement. The SP Top 100 not only reflect a full range of diversity, but a large percentage of them are female.
“Inclusion in the STEM Premier Top 100 is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Dr. Donald Tylinski, President and Co-founder of STEM Premier. “This diverse group was selected from students in more than 16,000 high schools nationwide, all who demonstrate leadership, curiosity and grit. These students, along with all the proactive students who have chosen to engage in our STEM pipeline, strengthens my faith in the future.”
STEM Premier, founded in 2013, is an online ecosystem connecting emerging talent with higher education and industry. Students, ages 13 and up, create comprehensive digital profiles showcasing their skills, talents, and abilities. Colleges, universities, and corporations can identify upcoming talent, view their profiles, and connect via direct message – bridging the gap between talent and opportunity.
A growing number of colleges and companies leverage STEM Premier to build their future talent pipeline including Penn State, Boeing and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
For a full list of the 2017 STEM Premier Top 100 rankings, visit stempremier.com/rankings.
About STEM Premier
STEM Premier® is an innovative online solution that connects talent, post-secondary institutions, and employers in one digital ecosystem. The solution is uniquely designed to assist talent in planning their own educational and/or career pathway as early as age 13 and to showcase their academic and technical achievements in particular areas, such as STEM, throughout high school and beyond. The solution also provides a targeted recruiting tool for colleges and employers, via talent profiles and direct messaging, to engage talented individuals and ensure a stable and continuous workforce pipeline. The result is a single end-to-end platform that serves the needs of talent, post-secondary institutions, and employers and tracks individuals from educational experiences to workplace success. For more information, visit stempremier.com