The Infinity Project was developed in 1999 by The Caruth Institute for Engineering Education and Texas Instruments - working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and others.
The program is currently being used by hundreds of middle schools, high schools, and colleges all across the United States and has impacted thousands of students - more than half of whom have been women and minorities.
The Infinity Project is helping close the gap between the number of engineering graduates we currently produce in the United States, and the large need for high-quality engineering graduates in the near future. For our next generation of college graduates to be competitive in the global world of technology, we need to take steps now to encourage more young students to pursue engineering.
The United States faces a critical shortage of engineers in the decades ahead - unless we all do our part to make more young students aware of the importance, challenge and excitement of engineering.
Did you know?
- Fewer than 15 percent of all current high school graduates have the math and science background necessary to successfully pursue an engineering degree.
- Only two of every 100 high school graduates go on to earn engineering degrees.
- Only five of every 1,000 female or minority graduates become engineers.
- Europe produces nearly three times as many engineering graduates as the United States. Asia produces almost five times as many.
- There are more than 350 outstanding engineering programs at U.S. colleges and universities - all geared to help more high school graduates build successful careers in engineering.
Schools in 37 states and the District of Columbia have been certified to teach The Infinity Project curriculum:
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