In “The Massive Potential of Investing in STEM Education,” learn how science, technology, engineering and math education generates long-term American economic benefits.
In “Educating the Next Generation of STEM Workers,” learn how American students are getting the training they need to meet the challenges of the future.
In this video, a panel of thought leaders discuss how collective efforts to improve STEM education will ensure American economic prosperity.
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As an electrical engineering/mathematics double major from a prestigious university, I find these types of efforts both useless and self-serving. I get plenty of offers to work in manufacturing engineering these days for the SAME PAY I made in the middle 1990’s. REALLY.
I’ve been to engineering centers for many major OEMs (Cummins, Navistar, ABB, Schneider/Square D, etc.) and consulting engineering firms (Bechtel, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, etc.) and I see hoards of immigrant engineers working for these mediocre wages.
The bottom line: big companies SAY they can’t find STEM-trained workers. What they’re really saying is that they can’t find STEM workers for what they are willing to pay. Our system teaches mathematically talented people to go into finance, NOT engineering.