STEM

Many prominent leaders have called for reform of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and recruitment of students to STEM fields of study as a matter of national importance. The urgent need for improved education in STEM fields is underscored by the comparison of the performance of U.S. students in science and math in the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) assessments and the relatively small percentage of students in the U.S. entering and completing STEM degrees in post-secondary education. CPWDC helped complete an analysis of program completers as compared to projected job openings to determine if there is an employment surplus or graduation gap for STEM-related occupations. Click here to view the preface about STEM, executive summary, and gap analysis report.