Explore the beating heart of STEM in California. Introducing an in-depth look at the progress we have made, as well as the pitfalls that we must overcome in the face of a shortage of qualified STEM professionals and students.
WestEd is proud to be the new home for STEMworks, a searchable online honor roll of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs. STEMworks helps companies, states, and individuals make smart investments in their communities by evaluating and cataloging programs that have demonstrated the ability to broaden the base of students who are inspired by and do well in STEM.
Education Commission of the States monitors the development and implementation of state STEM policies, provides policy research and analyses to states, and responds to requests for information, presentations, testimony and technical assistance. Just as they serve state education leaders across diverse policymaker role groups and across the P-20 continuum, their STEM policy experts address the unique needs of these various constituencies across STEM issues from early childhood through postsecondary and the workforce.
Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options, and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of presentation styles—tables, figures, narrative text, bulleted text, highlights, introductions, conclusions, reference lists—to make the data accessible to readers with different information needs and different information-processing preferences.
Our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to America’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and half of the college-educated workforce. That leaves an untapped opportunity to expand
STEM employment in the United States, even as there is wide agreement that the nation must do more to improve its competitiveness.