STEM Funding

The United States is a global leader in science and technology. This affluent title is in jeopardy as fewer American students are pursing careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields with even fewer qualified teachers.The graph below depicts that within five years the figures for employment in STEM fields will have dramatically increased.

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To meet this trend the government has placed the increasing of proficient students and teachers as a high priority. The Obama administration is looking to “develop, recruit and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the next 10 yrs”. “These improvements in STEM education will happen only if Hispanics, African-Americans, and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields—including women, people with disabilities, and first-generation Americans—participate”. Click on the link to view the key elements of the President’s proposal:  http://www.ed.gov/stem

 

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