STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

Career Key

The Career Key test measures the strength of six Holland personality types. These types are based on Holland career choice theory, the one most widely used by professional counselors - and the subject of hundreds of scientific studies. The Career Key test can be taken using paper-pencil or online.  Validity and reliability studies have been run on this instrument.


STEM Career Interest Questionnaire

The STEM Career Interest Questionnaire is a 12-item survey using a Likert scale.  Items comprise three scales, measuring perception of supportive environment for pursuing a career in science, interest in pursuing educational opportunities that would lead to a career in science, and perceived importance of a career in science.

The links and attached documents provide the instrument as well as documentation for the instrument.

Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.


Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement

Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement is a product of the previous ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) and includes a series of six articles (plus a preface) highlighting key themes and lessons learned in the first five years of the ITEST program.


Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering

The report, written by Janice Cuny (U. of Oregon) and William Aspray (CRA), is the result of a workshop that was held in June, 2000. Workshop participants included long-time members of the CSE academic and research communities, social scientists engaged in relevant research, and directors of successful retention efforts. The report's goal is to provide departments with practical advice on recruitment and retention in the form of a set of specific recommendations.


ITEST Engineering Model: Building a Better Future for STEM Learning

The report includes examples drawn from projects in the national ITEST program which seeks to ensure the breadth and depth of the U.S. STEM workforce.