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Collaborating on STEM Education

The connecting and convening force for STEM education and workforce development
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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 2:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Cisco Focus Area: Access to Education

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The United States has fallen far behind other countries in preparing people to work in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. According to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, the United States ranks 47th out of 144 developed countries in its quality of mathematics and science education.

High school graduation rates are low in underserved communities. Even when students do graduate, many are unprepared for college-level math and science.

And yet, 70 percent of the fastest-growing occupations over the next 10 years will be in STEM-related fields—and they depend on workers with high-level math and problem-solving skills.

STEMconnector was created to promote effective STEM education opportunities—particularly for minority and female students—in the United States.

Continue reading about STEMconnector's impact.

Keywords: Education | Cisco | Corporate Social Responsibility | STEM | STEM Education | STEMconnector | cisco systems | csr | minorities in stem | women in stem | workforce development

CAMPAIGN: Cisco Focus Area: Access to Education

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