STEM education: University

Congress  and the President have agreed on a final FY 2012 appropriations bill.  H.R. 2055 combines nine funding bills, and is  accompanied by House Report 112-331.  This 1,385 page report contains the bill  language and a second section with the appropriators’ recommendations. See page  1147 for the recommendations for the Department of Education.

22 Dec 2011

The American Institute of Physics, along with four of its  Member Societies, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American  Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Astronomical  Society endorsed a letter sent by the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Coalition  to Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Members Thad  Cochran (R-MS) and Norman Dicks (D-WA) of the

7 May 2012

The American Institute of  Physics (AIP) along with over 40 organizations including two of its Member  Societies, the American Physical Society and the American Geophysical Union,  signed a letter sent by the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)  Education Coalition to Rep.

2 Mar 2012

“Even as we find ways to cut spending, what we can’t do  is cut back on investments like education that will help us create jobs and  grow our economy.”  - President Barack  Obama

“In these tough budget times, the Obama Administration is  making a clear statement that high-quality education is absolutely critical to  rebuilding our economy.  If we want to  strengthen the American workforce, we must continue to invest in education.” -  US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

17 Feb 2012

On February 7, 2012 the President’s Council of Advisors  on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its report “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates  with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”  The report provides a strategy for improving  STEM education, particularly during the first two years of college. 

14 Feb 2012

There  are over 100 federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  education programs administered by a dozen different agencies. However, primary  support for STEM education comes through the Department of Education and  National Science Foundation (NSF).

18 Feb 2011

Casting doubts on  the United States’ ability to maintain its global edge in scientific  innovation, a new study from three prominent education researchers finds that  the U.S. lags far behind other nations in producing high school students who  are highly accomplished in math. Comparing the percentage of students who  achieve advanced scores on a standardized math test in 56 industrialized  nations, the study found that the U.S. was significantly outperformed by 30 of  the 56.

11 Feb 2011

House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education  Chairman, Mo Brooks (R-AL), sent a letter on October 3, 2012 to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to request a review  of the current regulations and reporting requirements imposed on research  universities.  The issue of burdensome  reporting requirements and their effects on research university faculty was  discussed at the June 27 subcommittee hear

23 Oct 2012

The American Institute of Physics, along with four of its  Member Societies, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American  Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Astronomical  Society endorsed a letter sent by the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Coalition  to Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Members Thad  Cochran (R-MS) and Norman Dicks (D-WA) of the

7 May 2012

Georgetown  University’s Center for Education and the Workforce issued a report by Anthony  Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Michelle Melton entitled “STEM - science,  technology, engineering and mathematics”. The October 2011 report provided insight on topics such as STEM  occupations, wages, work interests and competencies, minorities and women in  STEM fields, and information regarding those who divert from STEM  disciplines. 

4 Jan 2012

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