By Lily Snyder
We took our first biennial survey of military spouses in STEM in 2017. From it, we learned that military spouses are high-value contributors to the economy and that there is a vibrant population of working spouses from all STEM sectors: aerospace, geoscience, information technology, and more.
Earlier this year we sent out our survey to all U.S. military spouses in STEM. Our goal was to conduct the survey in order to better understand the community and needs of military spouses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics career fields (including those who are interested in pursuing such career paths).
Participants helped us identify how many military spouses there are in STEM so that we can better connect to our community and learn about the various ways that being a military spouse has impacted career progression. The data collected helps us accurately represent our community to potential partners such as employers and educational institutions and identify resources to meet our needs.
We are proud to say that we met our goal. Over 200 respondents participated in our survey which gave us valuable insights into our community.
Today we are proud to announce the release of the survey results along with interviews of military spouses in STEM.