Washington, DC. December 6, 2010 – Change the Equation (CTEq) challenged its member companies in a contest to produce the best viral video showing students the cool jobs they can get if they excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). eighteen CTEq members entered videos in the STEM is Cool contest. The videos highlight how an employee or group of employees uses STEM knowledge in exciting and unexpected ways. The submissions come from companies across multiple sectors ranging from gaming to space exploration.
“Many of Change the Equation’s 112 member companies are on the cutting edge of science and technology, so they understand both the promise of innovation and the perils we face if our kids keep falling behind in math and science,” said Change the Equation CEO Linda Rosen. “As their video submissions make vividly clear, jobs that require science, technology, engineering and mathematics are fun jobs, fascinating jobs, jobs that will change the world.”
These videos are now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/changetheequation  and Facebook at www.facebook.com/changetheequation . Voting to determine the winning video begins today, December 6, and runs through December 19. The video that receives the most votes by December 19 will be a featured posting on the Change the Equation Facebook page and the Change the Equation web site at www.changetheequation.org .
In addition, Change the Equation and its member companies will be guest-blogging about cool careers that require a firm grounding in STEM on the Huffington Post education page, www.huffingtonpost.com/education, from December 6 through December 17.
This contest marks a new phase of an ongoing Change the Equation campaign to showcasing how STEM is used in exciting careers ranging from special effects to cooking.
About Change the Equation
Change the Equation (CTEq) is a non-profit organization whose 100 member companies from across industry sectors are dedicated to promoting innovation and investment in STEM teaching and learning. CTEq aims to give STEM education a central place in the national lexicon of excellence and achievement, establishing a national movement to support, promote and implement excellent STEM education for every child.