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STEM Investment: An Effort to Keep the U.S. Competitive in a Global Marketplace?

STEM INVESTMENT: AN EFFORT TO KEEP THEU.S.COMPETITIVE IN A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE? STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) WHY THE INVESTMENT INTO STEM? U.S. 15 Year-Old Students Ranked 25th in the World in "We know that education is everything to our children's future. We know that they will no longer just compete for good jobs with children from Indiana, but children from India and China and all over the world." Math U.S. 15-Year-Old students Ranked 17th in the World in Science Literacy -BARACK OBAMA Only 6% of 9th graders in the U.S. will end up pursuing a STEM degree *PISA 2009 WHAT IS BEÙNG DONE TO HELP COUNTER-ACT THESE TREDS? - National Math and Science FEDERAL AND PRIVATE IMVESTMENT Initiative will prepare 4,000 new STEM teachers by 2015 - $80 Million Dollar Investment to help prepare effective STEM teachers - Teach for America will recruit 11,000 STEM Corps members by 2015 - $22 Million Dollar Investment from the Private Sector to complement federal funding Investors include -Bill Gates -Google -Carnegie New policies to recruit, support, retain, and reward excellent STEM teachers. SCIEИCE, ГЕСНИОL OGY, EWGіиЕERIMG, MATH (STEM) JOBS Selected science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations, employment and mean annual wage, May 2009 $140,000 Natural sciences Engineering Computer and Info managers managers systems managers • Petroleum engineers $120,000 Computer software engineers, systems software Computer software engineers, applications Physicists Civil $100,000 engineers Computer programmers • $80,000 Mechanical engineers •• Computer systems analysts Network and Sales reps, computer systems wholesale/mfg. $60,000 administrators tech./scientific products Computer support specialists $40,000 $20,000 $0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 Employment Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics STEM FACTS Mean Annual Wage for STEM Occupations is $77,880 Workers with an Associate's degree in a STEM field out-earn 63% of people who have Bachelor's degrees in other fields Mean Annual Wage for all U.S. employees is $43.460 THE FUTURE OF STEM IN THE NEXTFIVE YEARS.. IN THE NEXTDECADE. 80% of jobs will require some kind of technical skills 2a STEM Jobs are expected to grow by 21%, while all other jobs at 10% P(A PERCENTAGE OF NEWSTEM JOBS BY AREA THROUGH 2018 Computing 71% Physical Sciences Mathematics Life Sciences Traditional 2% 4% Engineering 16% WORLDWIDE STEM GRADUATES Percentage of College Graduates With STEM Degrees By Country China - 46.7% South Korea - 37.8% Germany - 28.1% United States - 5.6% On needing 30,000 engineers on-site to support 700,00 factory workers in China: "You can't find that many in America to hire. If you could educate those engineers, we could move more manufacturing plants here." -Steve Jobs STEM Quotes By Industry "I know we all want the U.S. to continue to be the world's center for innovation. But our position is at risk. There are many reasons for this but two stand out. First, U.S. companies face a severe shortfall of scientists and engineers with expertise to develop the next generation of breakthroughs. Second, we don't invest enough as a nation in the basic research needed to drive long-term innovation." -Bill Gates Leaders RESOURCES xml 2-atbi CREATEDBY: InformationTechnology DEGREES ONLINE

STEM Investment: An Effort to Keep the U.S. Competitive in a Global Marketplace?

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The United States is falling behind in the STEM fields - science, technology, engineering, and math. The U.S. currently ranks twenty-fifth in math and seventeenth in science literacy, and less than te...


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