How can we produce more STEM majors?

Even as the unemployment rate hovers above 8 percent, tech companies say they can’t find enough developers. Too few students pursue degrees in science and technology, even though those fields offer plenty of high-paying jobs — and job-creation opportunities. What can we do to produce more STEM graduates?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 10:46 AM
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Subsidies needed for on-the-job STEM training

In addition to community-training programs, internships and apprenticeships provide some of the best ways to learn new technologies and gain practical engineering skills.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 10:19 AM

MBA types give introverted engineers too little love

Why aren’t more of our children majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 01:18 PM

For more STEM majors, help fund college

Every department, in every university, can stimulate our future economy by incorporating entrepreneurship and technological innovation into their curricula.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 10:19 AM

How alternative education tracks can produce more STEM kids

Here are some simple suggestions that require no new significant inventions or massive funding.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 10:18 AM

U.S. needs to spark girls’ interest in technology

It is most critical to create all types of innovative ways to encourage more females to pursue science, technology, engineering and math.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 10:18 AM

More support needed for programs targeting minorities, women in STEM

We can reverse the current educational trend and encourage more women and minorities into the STEM fields.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 10:18 AM