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STEM education is a teaching approach that combines Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Creating Opportunity for Future Leaders

AICPA and state CPA societies are working on three different fronts to achieve STEM recognition for accounting:

  • Advocating for bipartisan federal legislative support 
  • Encouraging colleges and universities to apply for the STEM designation
  • Securing federal STEM designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Advocate Expansion - There are currently 2 bipartisan bills (HR3541 and S. 1705) that would expand accounting education for K-12 students.

Lend Your Voice to the Effort

Ask your national representatives in Congress to support Accounting as STEM.


STEM Opens Doors - 39 percent of accounting graduates identify as a racial or ethnic minority. STEM designation helps direct resources to attract more diverse students.

87% of accounting firms rank advanced analytics as a key skill for new hires.

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