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Fall 2013 Trend Report

Stem

The STEM program aims to establish a national network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels.

President Obama announced the launch of Change the Equation, a CEO-led effort to dramatically improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as part of his "Educate to Innovate" campaign. Change the Equation is a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of STEM education in the United States.

The United States is falling behind our foreign competitors in STEM subjects. According to one, study American 15-year-olds ranked 21st in science and 25th in math compared to other countries. In his remarks to day, the President emphasized the importance of providing American students with a solid foundation in these subjects in order to compete in the global economy.

Generation STEM: What Girls Say about STEM
Generation STEM is national research report investigating girls' perceptions, attitudes, and interests in the subjects and general field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from the voices of girls themselves. The report consists of a literature review, as well as qualitative (focus group) and quantitative (survey) research with 1,000 girls across the country. The study finds that girls are interested in STEM and aspire to STEM careers, but need further exposure and education about what STEM careers can offer, and how STEM can help girls make a difference in the world.

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