Removing Obstacles to STEM Education Critical to U.S. Vitality

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Removing Obstacles to STEM Education Critical to U.S. Vitality

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 4:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Cisco Impact Area | Education

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by: Mohammad H. Qayoumi

Embracing technology is critically important, as 21st-century jobs will increasingly require an educated and highly skilled workforce. Over the next 10 years, 5 out of 8 new jobs and 8 out of 10 of the highest paying positions in the United States will be in careers related to science, technology, education, and math (STEM) subjects.

But in a decade the United States could face a shortage of one million STEM graduates. The nation’s economic vitality hangs in the balance.

A major barrier to graduating more STEM majors is the way we teach these disciplines. My own personal experience is a good example. Until sixth grade, I was not good in math. This was partly due to the poor pedagogy and some teachers who were not able to contextualize the material to make learning fun and enjoyable.

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CATEGORY: Education