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Unformatted text preview: STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) K-12 Level On international tests (PISA), U.S. 15 year-olds scored below 18 other nations on science and mathematics. Most 5 th and 8 th graders are taught by teachers with general education degrees (not in science or math). (What is the most common salutation for physics teachers?...) U.S. ranks 17 th among 23 OECD nations in secondary school completion. Although access to the Internet is almost universal in U.S. schools, many both discourage students from bringing their own devices and implement firewalls to prevent social networking and resources such as Wikipedia. (Mention Edu-Tech Report) College Level Number of S&E BS degrees has risen steadily to 485,000 in 2007. S&E enrollment has risen to 600,000 in 2006. S&E doctorate production rose to 41,000 in 2007. Postdocs rose to 50,000 in 2006 (most in biomed) (mostly due to doubling of NIH, Laguardia effect) Foreign students earn 4% BS, 24% MS, 33% PhD Women: 40% S&E, >50% Biomed, <25% Phys Sci & Eng Gender distribution...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course PUBPOL 481 taught by Professor Duderstadt during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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