These anticipated changes over the next five years could make a real difference to the quality of STEM education teachers would be able to provide.
In 2015, there were nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs in the United States, and that number is growing every year. In fact, STEM job growth in the past 10 years is three times that of any other field, but by 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. Yet, STEM education programs have not kept pace–calling into question whether there will be enough qualified employees available to take on these new positions.
Worryingly, only 16 percent of students graduating high school are proficient in STEM and also interested in a STEM...
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Joachim Horn is the founder of SAM Labs. A mechanical engineering graduate from the Imperial College London and co-founder of the Imperial College Design Collective, he fused his passion for education, design and tech to develop SAM Labs.