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American Stem Education

american STEM Reinvigorating interest in STEM subjects has been on the national agenda since the publication of "A Nation at Risk" in 1983. Falling achievement in STEM subjects across all levels of education has prevented the United States from upholding our status as the global technological powerhouse we were during the mid-20th century. The current demand of STEM jobs in America greatly outweighs the supply of capable workers, and it is up to our generation of teachers and students to close that gap before the U.S. can no longer compete SCIENCE • TECHNOLOGY • ENGINEERING • MATH EDUCATION with other innovators around the world. The Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1 on OCTOBER 4th, 1957 This launch led directly to the creation of NASA in July 1958, when Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, and sparked interest in STEM subjects across America. FUND INVEST PROMOTE In 1958, Congress passed the National Defense Act, providing $1 billion dollars for 40,000 loans, 40,000 scholarships and 1,500 graduate fellowships focusing on students in the STEM fields. Congress created The National Science Foundation in The nation's ratio of research and development to GDP peaked in 1964 at 2.87% -- the highest proportion on record. 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense.." PERCENTAGE OF TOP PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO MAJOR IN STEM STEM DOCTORAL DEGREES CONFERRED ANNUALLY 30 16%- r84% 41% -59% 1966 2004 20 10 1972-77 1982-87 1992-97 2000-05 • US CITIZENS • NON-US CITIZENS 52% 45% IN 2009, AMERICAN TEENS RANKED: 30% 31ST IN MATH Shanghai i Singapore 23RD Hong Kong PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO MET COLLEGE READINESS BENCHMARKS IN 2011 I Korea Taiwan i Finland IN SCIENCE Shanghai Liechtenstein 1 Switzerland i Finland Japan Hong Kong Canada Netherlands Singapore Japan Macao New Zealand New Zealand I Korea i Belgium Australia I Canada Estonia Germany Estonia Australia Netherlands i lceland • SCIENCE Denmark Taiwan Germany i Slovenia Norway MATH ¡ Liechtenstein Switzerland Slovakia France • READING Britain Slovenia i Austria Poland Macao i Sweden Ireland Cech Republic Hungary Poland Belgium Britain Hungary Luxembourg US US HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WITH NO MAJOR AND NO CERTIFICATION IN THEIR SUBJECT AREA IN 2000 Math Biology Chemistry Physics Earth and Space Science 61% 66% (79% 31% 45% "The federal government should promote the creation of at least 200 new highly STEM-focused high schools and 800 STEM-focused elementary and middle schools over the next decade." The Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010 FUND INVEST PROMOTE In 2009, the White House launched the Educate to Innovate program, a In 2011, the Obama Administration proposed a national goal of investing more than 3% of GDP in public and private research and development. National Lab Day was established in 2010 as an effort to remedy deficiencies in STEM teaching at middle schools and high schools across the country. nationwide effort that includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students back to the top of science and math achievement. We want to prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science and technology and engineering and math. In fact, to every young person listening tonight who's contemplating their career choice: If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation, if you want to make a difference in the life of a child, become a teacher. Your country needs you. President Obama, 2011 State of the Union Address sources: I I I I I I I I TE CH design by Francesca Greggs & Lemonwood Design MAKE A DIFFERENCE %24 %24

American Stem Education

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Sometimes the full breadth of the conversation around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is hard to take in all at once. For this reason, has put together an infogra...


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