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Lycoming College named as a 2016-17 STEM Jobs Approved College

Lycoming College has been designated a 2016-17 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The survey rates universities and colleges on their ability to connect programs and students with high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.

Institutions submitting completed STEM JobsSM Approved surveys were scored on publicly available data and responses to questions around four key indicators that demonstrate the extent to which a school works to:

  1. Provide opportunities for students to explore STEM subjects;
  2. Promote partnerships that foster STEM literacy and connect classrooms to careers;
  3. Ensure coursework and activities have a focus on careers; and
  4. Promote STEM programs that actively attract and engage under-represented student populations.

“We’re pleased both to have our rigorous science programs recognized for their excellence and our graduates for their success in securing rewarding employment and admission to high quality graduate schools,” said Kent C. Trachte, president of Lycoming College. “This designation is confirmation of our belief that the combination of a science major and liberal arts degree fosters the creativity, critical thinking and communication skills that serve as a foundation for careers of significance and lives of meaning.”

As part of the 2016-17 list of approved colleges, Lycoming College will be featured in STEM JobsSM magazine and online at

“With our STEM JobsSM Approved awards, we’re able to help educators evaluate whether they’re meeting the needs of students by employing the kinds of programs that our research shows are most effective in getting students involved in STEM,” said Ellen Pomerantz, director of Educational Partnerships and Programs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like Lycoming College as an institution leading the way in this area.”

For more information about Lycoming College’s commitment to STEM fields of study and careers, visit For additional information about STEM JobsSM visit

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