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STEM Education

What are Americans Studying?

In the 2008-2009 school year, more American students received undergraduate degrees in visual and performing arts than engineering.  Among international students, however, the 2009-2010 school year yielded far more graduates in engineering, physical and life sciences, and math and computer science than in social sciences and fine arts.

Scholarships for STEM Majors

Here's a handy list of some college aid options for students in science, technology, engineering, or math fields.

Selected STEM Education Links

Here are links to some recent studies and articles that help frame the current state of STEM education in the US:

Study: California Elementary Schools Skimping on Science Education

A new study reveals that California's youngest students may be in peril of missing out on a foundation in science.  "High Hopes -- Few Opportunities: The Status of Elementary Science Education in California," funded by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr.

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Launches "WOW Initiative" at STEM Summit

A new statewide public awareness campaign in Massachusetts will engage and educate students in STEM opportunities.  Announced by Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray this morning at the Annual STEM Summit in Newton, MA, the "WOW Initiative" highlights 15 "Wowsters" -- individuals including Red Sox statistician Bill James, whose careers exemplify the application of STEM skills.  Lieutenant Governor Murray also announced that Boston has formed a regional STEM network that joins six regional pre-k-16 networks statewide.

NASA Administrator on Importance of STEM Education

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says that his agency is committed to ensuring that the next generation is prepared to take on leadership roles in the STEM disciplines.  NASA has made STEM education the basis of its learning initiatives, with an eye to addressing the crisis in education and ensuring that America has the technical expertise to compete successfully in the new global economy.

Army's Chemical Biological Center Introduces STEM to Students

The Army believes that tomorrow's jobs will demand STEM proficiency from today students.  the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland exposed 400 middle and high school students to a day of exploring STEM careers.
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Making STEM Education “Cool”

The challenge of engaging students in STEM education took center stage at the National Press Club last week, where a diverse panel discussed the key issues and possible solutions.
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