"과학문화교육"

2008-10-25 (Vol 5, No 10)

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In New Bayer Survey, Fortune 1000 Executives Send Message to Obama, McCain About STEM Education and U.S. Competitiveness

The Candidates Speak Out
NSTA Board Adopts Position Statement on E-Learning
Invest in Yourself … Attend an NSTA Conference on Science Education This Fall

In New Bayer Survey, Fortune 1000 Executives Send Message to Obama, McCain About STEM Education and U.S. Competitiveness

The U.S. Presidential candidates should be very concerned about the country’s ability to attract and retain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers in order to maintain America’s global leadership in innovation, say CEOs and other senior executives leading America’s Fortune 1000 STEM companies in a new Bayer-commissioned survey.

In the new Bayer Facts of Science Education poll, the senior executives say they, themselves, are concerned about this issue, with more than half reporting their companies are already experiencing a shortage of American-trained STEM talent.

One way to counter this talent issue and help solve the country’s STEM workforce shortage, they say, is to build a diverse STEM pipeline beginning at the earliest educational level.

And while the executives believe they and other STEM companies have a responsibility to support such a diverse pipeline, they also say the current American precollege education system is failing to engage girls and minorities to pursue STEM careers.

Read more about the findings of the new survey
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The Candidates Speak Out

A number of resources are available for those looking for information on specific science and education positions from the two presidential campaigns.

The nonpartisan Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA) have created the Science, Health and Related Policies (SHARP) Network, an interactive website that tracks where candidates stand on science issues.

SEA and eighteen other science organizations came together to ask the 2008 presidential candidates fourteen questions on science and technology policy on issues including:

innovation, climate change, energy, education, national security, pandemics and biosecurity, genetics research, stem cells, ocean health, water, space, scientific integrity, research, and health.

The groups also posed seven questions on science and technology policy (including education) to the 2008 Congressional candidates.

New York Times article on Obama education plan
New York Times article on McCain education plan
Additional resources:

www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/FactSheetScience.pdf
www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php
www.edin08.com/

NSTA Express, Week of September 29, 2008

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