The value of a STEM education

Our emphasis on innovation, research, problem-solving and communications will set you up for success in graduate schools, fellowships and a wide range of careers.

Here's a look at some jobs held by recent graduates:


  • Educator, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Fulbright researcher, Germany
  • Ph.D. candidate in astronomy, Yale University


  • Ph.D. candidate in chemistry, Purdue University
  • Physician, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Research associate, Berg Diagnostics


  • Anesthesiologist, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Medical writer, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Veterinarian, Valley Animal Hospital


  • Associate project engineer, Stryker Orthopaedic
  • CAD engineer, ConforMIS Inc.
  • Mechanical engineer, Ephesus Lighting
  • Research manager, Partners HealthCare


  • Assistant professor, Duke University
  • Chemical research scientist, Roche Pharmaceutical
  • Senior research chemist, Nalco Chemical Company
  • Senior scientist, Base Pair Biotechnologies


  • Database developer, Acustream Senior
  • Systems engineer Lockheed Martin
  • Systems analyst, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Vice president, Morgan Stanley '


  • Lead financial analyst, IBM
  • Patent examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Robotics researcher and Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University


  • Electrical engineer, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories
  • Engineer, Apple
  • Manager/integrations engineer, Google
  • Systems engineer, Raytheon


  • Assistant project manager, Triumvirate Environmental
  • Estuary stewardship educator, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Financial associate, Fidelity Investments


  • Bioacoustician, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  • Landscape designer, Sasaki Architecture and Planning
  • Ph.D. candidate in earth and planetary sciences, Northwestern University


  • Ph.D. candidate in igneous petrology, Stanford University
  • Physical scientist, Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center
  • Seismologist, National Earthquake Alerts Centre, Australia


  • Associate vice president, Barclay’s Capital
  • CRM applications account manager, Oracle
  • Software developer, Allscripts


  • Chief design engineer, General Electric
  • Engineer, Toyota Racing Development
  • Pilot, Wasabi Air Racing


  • Chief resident, New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Clinical research coordinator in neurooncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Educator, Teach for America
  • Image reading center manager, Johns Hopkins University


  • Chamberlain fellow, Berkeley National Lab
  • Nuclear operations engineer, Bechtel Marine
  • Propulsion Corporation
  • Ph.D. candidate in physics, University of Michigan


  • Clinical trial coordinator, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Ph.D. candidate in social psychology, University of Iowa
  • Psychiatric social worker, Bellevue Hospital Center

Stem stars

GORDON GOULD ’41 » Inventor of the laser; worked on the Manhattan Project, 1943-45; co-founded optical communications company Optelecom; elected to National Inventors Hall of Fame

BARUCH BLUMBERG ’46 » Physician and scientist; discovered antigen for Hepatitis B; received Nobel Prize in medicine

ALFRED SOMMERS ’63 » Ophthalmologist who discovered vitamin A vaccine to save millions from blindness; received the prestigious Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research

RICH TEMPLETON ’80 » Chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments; electrical engineer and global leader in semi-conductor design and manufacturing; vigorous STEM education advocate

SUE GOLDIE ’84 » Physician and MacArthur Fellow who developed models to evaluate public health impact of HIV, hepatitis and HPV

MELISSA STEWART ’90 » Award-winning author of National Geographic Kids titles and other science books for children

SUSAN HULSE ’92 » Medical director, Because Every Mother Matters, providing medical assistance to indigent women in Ethiopia

JULIA COLLIGNON ’04 » Engineer and senior manager at Tesla’s Renewable Energy Development

KAROLINA CIKOWSKA ‘07 » Founder of Girls Code Fun Foundation to inspire girls in Poland to pursue an education in technology

AJAY MAJOR ‘12 and ALEENA PAUL ‘12 » Medical residents and founding editors of In-Training, the premier online journal for the worldwide medical student community

MEGAN O’CONNOR ‘12 » Co-founder and CEO, Nth Cycle environmentally friendly electronics recycling firm; Department of Energy Innovation Crossroads Fellow; Forbes “30 Under 30” energy innovator