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ERIC Number: ED538732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-8223-4
Is Science in Danger? A Study of the Decline in STEM Graduates and the Reaction by Major Research Universities
Davis, Patricia A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The decline of United States students in graduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) programs is a major concern in light of the findings and recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences Committee Report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm (2006). The purpose of this study was to determine if research universities have implemented any of the committee's recommendation and if not, what other strategies are in place to lessen the impact of the decline. Data was collected and analyzed using interviews in a qualitative study. The participants were recruitment specialists at their respective universities. The findings from this study indicated that some universities are working in partnership to find solutions to the situation but uncontrollable factors such as culture, decreased federal funding for research, and negative perception of the STEM degree still remain to be solved. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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