Scholars, policy experts, and advocates agree the nation faces challenges fueling the STEM pipeline. They do not share a common definition of STEM careers. We chose among alternatives based on our goal of closing the gap between workforce supply and demand. Thus, social sciences, health careers, and accounting are excluded from the definition of STEM fields in this report.
The report, titled "Students on STEM: More Hands-on, Real-World Experiences" shows that students want additional opportunities that will inspire them to explore careers in scientific fields, and teachers are uniquely positioned to stimulate students' interest in STEM. The survey found that large majorities of teenagers like science and understand its value, but common teaching methods, such as teaching straight from the textbook, do not bring the subject matter to life in the same way hands-on, real-life experiences do.
Becoming 3D and ROBO 3D collaborated to bring their STEM focused 3D Printing Education Kit to the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City in Jefferson City, Missouri
To maintain the field’s current momentum, the perception of computer science needs to shift from its being considered a fringe, elective offering or a skills-based course designed to teach basic computer literacy or coding alone. Instead, it is time for computer science to be seen as a core science on par with more traditional high school offerings such as biology, chemistry and physics, which have been the focus since the 1890s.
Spotlight on Howard Owens Science Center; Schmidt Environmental Center; JR Finance Park; & Oxon Hill Middle School, a STEAM School
Under the leadership of ASTRA’s Advisor and Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, three hundred Global NetGeneration of Youth STEM Ambassadors travelled to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on April 12th to serve as inquiring Cyberjournalists at the 21st annual Congressional Visits Day STEM on the HillTM Reception convened by the Science-Engineering -Technology Working Group (www.setcvd.org) and co-chaired by ASTRA and IEEE.
President Obama awards National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to 17 scientists, engineers, mathematicians and innovators. The National Medal of Science recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science, engineering and mathematics. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce.
Techbridge is engineering a revolution for girls to change the world through science, technology, and engineering. Watch Aileen’s inspiring story.
President Obama's remarks at the White House Science Fair on April 13, 2016.
ASTRA's Executive Director, Dr. Robert Boege and Senior Advisor & Futurist Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein were invited to join 100 other STEM Trailblazers for a dynamic day-long Round Table and Policy Forum to address issues of attracting, retaining, and advancing women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on March 29th.