The NTC Research Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leading national advocate for the importance of STEM Education...SHOW ME MORE
In the United States, less than half of all high school graduates are prepared for college-level math or science, and it is during elementary and middle school grades that many students begin self-selecting themselves out of math and science related areas of interest. Through our STEM programs, we seek to spark or maintain an active interest in these subjects that are so vital to the future.
“A close look at American unemployment statistics reveals a contradiction: Even with unemployment at historically high levels, large numbers of jobs are going unfilled. Many of these jobs have one thing in common–the need for an educational background in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Increasingly, one of our richest sources of employment and economic growth will be jobs that require skills in these areas, collectively known as STEM. The question is: Will we be able to educate enough young Americans to fill them?”
- John Engler, President, Business Roundtable