College graduates with STEM degrees are in high demand for at least half of all jobs in the national economy. This demand will continue to increase in step with the rapid rate of technological advances that impact future workforce requirements. In spite of this demand, nearly half of STEM graduates divert to STEM-competitor careers or to other careers that highly value STEM knowledge, skills, and abilities. Within ten years after graduation, more STEM graduates divert to other careers, creating a critical shortage of highly-experienced STEM workers. We work with college and high school students to develop an authentic interest in STEM and the academic preparation that enables them to have successful academic and professional careers. Working with us enables universities to improve retention and graduation rates and organizations to attract, engage, and retain quality STEM workers.