US News Report Details Shortage of STEM Students


US News & World Report Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (4/23) reports that it is releasing a new “STEM index” in conjunction with Raytheon indicating that “student aptitude for and interest in” STEM subjects “has been mostly flat for more than a decade, even as the need for STEM skills continues to grow.” The article calls the report “the first comprehensive index that measures the key factors relating to STEM jobs and education,” and notes that there has been “some upward movement, particularly in the actual number of STEM degrees granted at the undergraduate and graduate levels.” However, US News reports that the overall numbers suggest “that the education pipeline to fill the current and future jobs that will require STEM skills still isn’t producing enough talent.”

[from the ASEE.org e-newsletter]

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