Reinvigorating interest in STEM subjects has been on the national agenda since the publication of “A Nation At Risk” in 1983.  Falling achievement in STEM subjects across all levels of education has prevented the United States from upholding their status as the global technological powerhouse they were during the mid-20th century.  The current demand of STEM jobs in America greatly outweighs the supply of capable workers, and it is up to our generation of teachers and students to close that gap before the US can no longer compete with other innovators around the world.

American STEM Education

Source: Teach.com