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  • Bonnie Sutton
    New Ideas to Advance STEM Education in the U.S.
    To ensure future competitiveness in the era of the innovation economy, America's workforce will need to be highly skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Yet U.S. education efforts in these critical areas lag behind those of other advanced nations.
    Event Information
    Monday, September 12, 2011
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Falk Auditorium
    The Brookings Institution
    1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
    Washington, DC
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    Contact: Brookings Office of Communications
    Phone: 202.797.6105
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    On September 12, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a forum about new policy ideas to advance STEM education, workforce training and student recruitment in the United States. A panel of leaders from academia, the administration and the private sector, moderated by Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, focused particularly on innovative solutions policymakers should consider and implement. Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Rebecca M. Blank, delivered keynote remarks about what the data shows to better inform STEM policy, including the unveiling of a new report, Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM.
  • Bonnie Sutton
    Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank unveiled findings from the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESA) third and final report on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs and education today at a Brookings Institution forum on advancing STEM education in the United States.

    STEM workers are essential to American innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly dynamic and global marketplace. In this third report, we examine demographic disparities in STEM education and find that educational attainment may affect equality of opportunity in these critical, high‐quality jobs of the future.

    This report follows an analysis of labor market outcomes and gender disparities among STEM workers. We find that regardless of race and Hispanic origin, higher college graduation rates are associated with higher shares of workers with STEM jobs. But non‐Hispanic Whites and Asians are much more likely than other minority groups to have a bachelor's degree. By increasing the numbers of STEM workers among currently underrepresented groups through education we can help ensure America's future as a global leader in technology and innovation. Press release | Third STEM report

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