STEM Education in Minnesota: What Superintendents Need to Know. Minnesota Superintendents’ Conference August 17, 2006. S. cience. T. echnology. E. ngineering. M. athematics. S. cience. T. E. M. athematics. S. cience. T. echnology. E. ngineering. M. athematics.
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STEM Education inMinnesota: What Superintendents Need to Know
Minnesota Superintendents’ Conference
August 17, 2006
“The United States takes deserved pride in the vitality of its economy, which forms the foundation of our high quality of life, our national security, and our hope that our children and grandchildren will inherit ever-greater opportunities. That vitality is derived in large part from the productivity of well-trained people and the steady stream of scientific and technical innovations they produce.”
Source: Rising Above a Gathering Storm (Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 2006)
To sustain American competitiveness in science and engineering, we need a focused, long-term, comprehensive initiative by the public and private sectors to:
America’s Pressing Challenge – Building a Stronger Foundation: A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators (2006) National Science Board (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsb0602/
at least some
By 2012, Minnesota will see a 20% increase in jobs requiring at least some post-secondary education.
Source: America’s Career Information Network, Bureau of Labor and Statistics (2004)
Minnesota’s National Governors Association Phase I Honor States Grant
(Parametric Technology Corporation)
ENGINEERS make a world of difference by turning ideas into reality. Engineers question and challenge the things we encounter in everyday life. They seek to improve the products we use in all aspects of our lives.
A degree in engineering is preparation for many different careers in almost any field.
Educators, parents, and business leaders need to promote the benefits and rewards of pursuing a career in science and technology. All too often, these careers are seen as the domain of nerds and geeks, instead of inventors and leaders. Our attitudes even discourage people from these fields by promoting how hard they are instead of how rewarding they can be.
Source: AeA, Advancing The Business Of Technology, 2005
Fire Protection Engineering
Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering
Materials and Metallurgy Engineering
“Our biggest challenge is the time zone difference. In New York, it’s 2:45 but at our school it’s 1974.”