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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

In an era of rapid technological advancements and global challenges, our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are at the forefront of fostering innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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By the Numbers

+10.8% In Demand

The projected percent change in employment for those in STEM occupations from 2022 to 2032. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023)

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$98K Well Positioned

The median annual wage for those in STEM occupations is $97,980. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023)

#1 in the United States

#1 Best Employment Rate

For the third year in a row, the career site Zippia ranked Quinnipiac as the best college in the nation for employment 10 years after graduation.

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Unleashing innovation and excellence in STEM education

STEM Designated

Our STEM programs are designed to inspire the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and innovators. Through a blend of hands-on exploration, cutting-edge research opportunities and expert guidance, students in our STEM programs embark on a rich educational journey to navigate a complex world, tackle real-world problems and contribute to the advancements that shape the future. 

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines focus on planning, managing and providing research and professional technical services through laboratory work, testing, research and development. This cluster is used throughout a variety of industries to provide research insight, increase productivity and improve technical development.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be over 1.12 million jobs in STEM occupations in the next 10 years. In fact, the Department of Defense estimates more than 80% of jobs will require STEM skills over the next decade.

F-1 students can apply for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) at each education level; for example, you may have 12 months of OPT at the bachelor’s level and another 12 months of OPT at the master’s level). F-1 students earning a degree in STEM programs may be eligible for an OPT extension of up to an additional 24 months if they have participated in an initial period of regular post-completion OPT.

Research opportunities

2023 QUIP-RS Research Session & Symposium

From May to July of 2023, 14 students representing four different schools and 11 unique majors completed research projects alongside their faculty mentors. Research topics spanned from studies on Artificial Intelligence to the impact of pollinator gardens.

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Recent Research Topics
Student Project Major School Mentor
Vlora Alka ’24 The effects of acute exercise on working and recognition memory  Biomedical Science and Sociology School of Health Sciences  
Julia Bock ’26 AI for All: Investigating the presence of pore-clogging ingredients within skincare and beauty products using artificial intelligence Computer Science School of Computing and Engineering Chetan Jaiswal
Alina Filandro ’25 The impact of pollinator gardens on pollinator diversity and density Biology College of Arts and Sciences Sarah Lawson
Mackenzie Guthrie ’24 Assessing the role of compost and road salt on heavy metal retention from roadside bioswales. Civil Engineering School of Computing and Engineering John Greenleaf and Kimberly DiGiovanni
Aamnah Malik ’25 POLY AI: Polyglot analysis using artificial intelligence Computer Science School of Computing and Engineering Chetan Jaiswal
Teddi Matthews ’24 Characterizing the promoter of the late phage operon ΦBB-1, a bacteriophage of Borrelia burgdorferi Biomedical Sciences School of Health Sciences Christian Eggers
Emina Metjahic ’24 Effort-choice behaviors as the result of early life adversity characterized by maternal separation Behavioral Neursocience College of Arts and Sciences Adrienne Betz and Joshua Haight


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