Encouraging STEM Students Is in the National Interest - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Raising enrollment in science, technology, engineering, and math courses may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.  This year a report issued by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, on which we serve, concluded that if the United States is to maintain its historic pre-eminence in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—and gain the social, economic, and national-security benefits that come with such pre-eminence, then we must produce approximately one million more workers in those fields over the next decade than we are on track now to turn out. At first glance, that may seem to be a daunting task—but it doesn't have to be......