The New STEM Workforce Model: Support, Technology, Education, Mentorship
- The New York Academy of Sciences November 3rd, 2015
- Source: http://www.nyas.org/AboutUs/AcademyNews.aspx?cid=ca7f4743-4732-441c-84ec-f0799b3d61f9
In the United States, it's estimated that 75 percent of all jobs will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) expertise by 2018, with similar trends playing out in countries around the world. And yet students, particularly women, are dropping out of STEM at the moment when their skills are most needed. Just 24 percent of the world's STEM workforce is women and only 10 percent is made up of minority groups. A new framework is needed to ensure the next generation of STEM innovators is prepared to meet the growing challenges of the global economy.
The New York Academy of Sciences hosts a panel of speakers including Professor Elza Erkip, to discuss the need for more students to partake in STEM education as demand for STEM jobs continues to grow.