(cross-posted from the Microsoft Unlimited Potential blog)
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects?
To find out, we partnered with Harris Interactive to get an insight on STEM education from parents with children in K-12 education, and students currently studying in STEM degree courses.
The parent perspective:
The survey found broad agreement among parents that there is room for improvement in how we prepare children to pursue a STEM career.
· The top three careers that parents want their kids to pursue are:
The STEM student perspective:College students pursuing a STEM degree were asked to rate how well their K-12 education prepared them for their college courses in STEM, and why they chose to pursue a STEM academic path.
The gender differences:
You can read the full summary of findings here.
Got a comment on these findings? We’d love to hear your thoughts either through the comments on this post or why not share your views on Twitter using the hashtag #STEMtember.
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