• 23-APR-2014

GM's Commitment to STEM

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
GM CEO MARY BARRA ON THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM
The Auto Industry's First Female CEO Talks About
Her Passion For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

From corporations to the White House there is a push to get more students interested in STEM education.  And with good reason!  According to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, seven of the ten top-paid majors for Class of 2013 bachelor's degree graduates are engineering majors.


CEO Mary Barra, the first female CEO of a major global auto maker, states that STEM is a personal passion for her.  "When we look at how technical the vehicle is getting, we're going to need to have the right technical resources to make sure we can design and engineer the very, very best vehicles" says Barra.


And there is no shortage of programs that expose students to and get them excited about the possibilities that exist for careers in science and technology.  GM has hired many students as a result of its STEM advocacy and outreach programs such as PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering) and FIRST Robotics.