WASHINGTON, D.C. – Change the Equation (CTEq) challenged its member companies earlier this year 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.

The current leader as of this writing was the entry from the SAS Institute with more than 350 votes.

“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 CETq 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.”

CTEq is a non-profit organization whose 100-plus member companies from across industry sectors are dedicated to promoting innovation and investment in STEM teaching and learning.

Watch all the videos by clicking here.

Voting to determine the winning video began Monday and runs through Dec. 19. The video that receives the most votes will be a featured posting on the Change the Equation Facebook page and the CETq website.

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.

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