New Jersey is where Thomas Edison developed the incandescent light bulb and Albert Einstein delivered lectures on the theory of relativity. Thirteen of the world's 20 largest pharmaceutical companies are headquartered here. New Jersey boasts the biggest concentration of scientists and engineers per square mile in the world.
Yet, New Jersey is the national leader in exporting STEM professionals. The Governor's STEM Scholars works to address this paradox by engaging New Jersey's next thought leaders in a state's vast STEM economy.
The Governor's STEM Scholars provides high-achieving New Jersey STEM students in grades 10 through doctoral level with an introduction to the state's vast STEM economy to retain that talent in the state.