STEM and the Gap

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 - 03:40pm by Launch

It is a staggering stat to learn that when it comes to STEM the US placed “35th and 27th out of 64 countries in math and science” says the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment. 35… 27… let those numbers sink in. What can we, as a country, do to change this? Some say that introducing STEM as young as preschool is a good start. We agree! Launch Math and Science Centers has a true passion for STEM education. Launch starts YOUNG. How young you ask? Toddlers! Is it really ever to early? We don’t think so and we want everyone else to catch on.

Our team recently read an article (from Scientific American) that focuses on the STEM education gap in this country. It is a topic that if you read our blog regularly you know that we we follow it closely. It taught us another scary statistic that is worth pointing out. Did you know that 30 years ago MORE women obtained STEM degrees than they do today? Why the change? It feels like we have gone backwards, doesn't it?

If you have a young son or daughter allow them to explore the world of STEM. Join us in changing STEM education and enriching their active minds.

What do you think can be done to help STEM education grow throughout the country? We want to know!

Source: Scientific American