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The State of STEM in the United States

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on September 14, 2016



The state of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the United States has been under scrutiny for about a decade, since increasing numbers of scholarly articles and reports began to predict that the United States would be unable to produce sufficient numbers of qualified college graduates to fill the growing number of STEM-related positions. 

Because of the magnified interest in STEM, the Department of Education focused on STEM in its 2013 fiscal year planning session, developing a five-year strategic plan whose broad objective was to ensure that the United States would not fall behind other leading nations. Now, three years later, many have begun to wonder if the gains in both STEM education and STEM-related business are enough.

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Topics: state of STEM in workforce and education, STEM facts and figures 2016, STEM education and workforce facts

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