DataPoints: ATE in action The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program awards grants to support a wide variety of efforts to improve technician education at public two-year colleges in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing and engineering, to nanotechnology and biotechnology, to agriculture and environmental sciences, and more. The program supports curriculum development, professional […]
DataPoints: Developing diversity in nursing programs
The U.S. was already facing a growing shortage of nurses when Covid hit and accelerated the crisis. According to a recent Center for American Progress (CAP) report, the primary challenges that higher education institutions face in graduating more nurses are: a shortage of nurse educators, a lack of clinical placements for student nurses, and inadequate […]
DataPoints: Perceptions of trade careers, STEM equity
A new report from international science-based manufacturer 3M highlights persistent gaps in Americans’ views on education and careers related to STEM and the skilled trades. The report observes that the skilled trades continue to have an image problem. Most Americans agree there is a need for more skilled trade workers, yet 71% say despite their respect for […]
DataPoints: The STEM advantage
The annual median earnings of STEM jobs is 29 percent higher than non-STEM related occupations. Read the full PDF.
DataPoints: Women in the STEM workforce
Women represent 75 percent of the nine million healthcare practitioners and technicians. Read the full PDF.
DataPoints: Minority students in STEM
Diverse pathways in STEM programs for minority students are necessary to increase degree completion. Read the full PDF.
Datapoints: More math, higher persistence
Students who completed advanced math courses in high school had higher persistence and completion rates in college. Read the full PDF.