U.S. News STEM Solutions Supporting Organizations share a common vision for a robust STEM-educated workforce and a broad STEM pipeline. Each organization has its own approach to the solutions that are working and here you will find their original, distinct insights into the state of STEM in the United States today.
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In an age when women represent nearly 50 percent of the workforce, a significant disparity remains in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In fact, only 14 percent of computer science majors are female; and the number of female engineers in the United States has not increased since the early 2000s, according to the Society of Women Engineers.
Ok, so you’ve heard of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and STEAM (adding in the Arts) and it’s all great, right? Opening doors to new opportunities, enriching education, making kids aware of, and helping them prepare for, new and exciting careers – whether that includes a track through higher education or not. We’ve heard about how U.S. students don’t stack up well against international competition in math and science and that we need to improve in order to better compete in global markets. And there are lots of articles about programs and initiatives, but how often do we look at how all of this is impacting our economy, locally, regionally and nationally?