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  1. STEM in Exponential Times A Briefing for NSF Engineering Education Grantees Carolyn W. Meyers, President

  2. Overview • Background • Challenges and Progress • Public School Education in Math and Science • Higher Education in Science and Engineering • Academic Research and Development • Industry, Technology, and Global Marketplace • Science and Engineering Labor Force • NSF Programs • Role of PIs

  3. Background • Much has been written about the need to maintain our nation’s competitiveness • A well-educated STEM workforce will play an important role in achieving this goal • A brief video will set the stage for my remarks today

  4. Engineering Education Awardees Conference National Science Foundation September 27, 2007 Presentation by Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D. President

  5. THE FUTURE IS NOW!

  6. Did you know . . .

  7. Sometimes size does matter.

  8. If you’re one in a million in China . . .

  9. There are 1,300 people just like you.

  10. In India, there are 1,100 people just like you.

  11. The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s . . .

  12. Is greater than the total population of North America.

  13. In India, it’s the top 28%.

  14. Translation for teachers:They have more honors kids than we have kids.

  15. Did you know . . .

  16. China will soon become the number one English speaking country in the world.

  17. If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .

  18. China would still have a labor surplus.

  19. During the course of this 8 minute presentation . . .

  20. 60 babies will be born in the U.S. • 244 babies will be born in China. • 351 babies will be born in India.

  21. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs . . .

  22. By the age of 38.

  23. According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .

  24. 1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company they have been employed by for less than one year.

  25. More than 1 out of 2 are working for a company they have worked for for less than five years.

  26. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .

  27. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.

  28. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .

  29. Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .

  30. In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

  31. Name this country . . .

  32. Richest in the World • Largest Military • Center of world business and finance • Strongest education system • World center of innovation and invention • Currency the world standard of value • Highest standard of living

  33. England.

  34. In 1900.

  35. Did you know . . .

  36. The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband Internet penetration.(Luxembourg just passed us.)

  37. In 2002 alone Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development.

  38. The U.S. Federal Government spent less than half as much on Research and Innovation in Education.

  39. 1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online.

  40. There are over 100 million registered users of MySpace.(August 2006)

  41. The average MySpace page is visited 30 times a day.

  42. Did you know . . .

  43. We are living in exponential times.

  44. There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on Google each month.

  45. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?(Before Google)

  46. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the population of the planet.

  47. There are about 540,000 words in the English language . . .

  48. About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.

  49. More than 3,000 new books are published . . .