Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: Fresh Approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Forthcoming

178 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2010

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Robert D. Atkinson

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Merrilea Joyce Mayo

Mayo Enterprises, LLC

Date Written: December 9, 2010

Abstract

Innovation has powered America’s economy, creating good jobs and a high standard of living. Yet, the U.S. share of innovation-based industries is in decline, jeopardizing our status as the world’s innovation leader. And one reason is that the United States has been unable to produce enough of its own workers with sufficient skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). However, while there is increasing concern over how to increase STEM graduates, the prevailing approaches to solving the STEM challenge have not worked and are not likely to work. It is time for new approaches based on driving innovation in STEM education. This report discusses the limits of the prevailing approaches and outlines fresh approaches and specific policy recommendations to address America’s STEM challenge.

Keywords: education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, innovation, economy, stem

Suggested Citation

Atkinson, Robert D. and Mayo, Merrilea Joyce, Refueling the U.S. Innovation Economy: Fresh Approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (December 9, 2010). The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1722822

Robert D. Atkinson (Contact Author)

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

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Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Merrilea Joyce Mayo

Mayo Enterprises, LLC ( email )

12101 Sheets Farm Rd
North Potomac, MD 20878-4924
United States
3019772599 (Phone)

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