The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Pipeline
Columbia University's Summer Research Program for Teachers has been tracking teacher and student data for many years. The program's impact is described in the October 16, 2009 issue of Science.
Maxine Singer, president emeritus of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, D.C. provides this editorial in the August 28, 2009 issue of Science.
On February 2, 2009, a group of California science and mathematics teachers, policy makers, researchers, and representatives from business, industry, and higher education met to consider how California could do a better job of preparing today's students for the future STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - workforce. The Symposium was co-sponsored by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (CFTL), as well as the California Teacher Advisory Council (Cal TAC).
In a recent study commissioned by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Lawrence Hall of Science in collaboration with WestEd found that 80% of Bay Area K-5 teachers report spending less than 60 minutes each week on science, and 16% of teachers are spending no time at all on science. This means Bay Area children have few, or in some cases no, opportunities to learn science.