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Heilbronner, Nancy N. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Many men and women who are talented in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) choose not to pursue undergraduate majors or careers in these fields. To develop talents in STEM, educators must understand the factors that contribute to an individual's retention in STEM domains, as well as the factors that act as barriers to…
Descriptors: Careers, Majors (Students), Females, Self Efficacy
Charleston, LaVar Jovan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As a result of decreasing degree attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the United States is undergoing a shortage in the STEM workforce that it has not encountered since the mid-1950s (ACT, 2006; Gilbert & Jackson, 2007). Moreover, as computer usage cuts across diverse aspects of modern culture, the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Academic Degrees, Student Educational Objectives, African American Education
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Malin, Jenessa; Makel, Matthew C. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Gender differences in interests and preferences are among the currently accepted potential explanations for the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In an attempt to analyze the development of such preferences, gender differences expressed in essays written by gifted elementary students…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences, World Problems
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Brazier, Randolph James – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Significant progress has been made with respect to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in tertiary education institutions, particularly universities. There are also examples of ways in which sustainability has been incorporated into secondary schools and curricula, but with varying levels of success. ESD that has been incorporated in…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students
Bloch, Erich – 1985
The role of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in supporting college science and engineering education at the undergraduate level is discussed, along with important factors in the national environment, including economic challenges facing the country, and the foundation's relationship to research and education. Because of a shift to a global…
Descriptors: Budgets, College Faculty, College Science, Economic Climate
Pantic, Zorica – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2007
Between 1994 and 2003, employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields grew by a remarkable 23 percent, compared with 17 percent in non-STEM fields, according to federal data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts continued strong growth in STEM job openings through 2014, with emphasis on life sciences, environmental…
Descriptors: College Science, Role Models, Elementary Secondary Education, College Graduates
National Academies Press, 2011
In order for the United States to maintain the global leadership and competitiveness in science and technology that are critical to achieving national goals, we must invest in research, encourage innovation, and grow a strong and talented science and technology workforce. "Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation" explores the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Minority Groups, Leadership, Engineering
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Baldwin, Roger G. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2009
In an era of global competition and a technology-based economy, it is increasingly important that college students graduate with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of science and mathematics. They must be able to use their scientific knowledge on their jobs and in their role as citizens of a society where complex policy and resource…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
Chang, June C. – 2002
Over the next ten years, the United States will need to train an additional 1.9 million workers in the sciences. Increased participation of women and minorities is essential in meeting the projected need for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (SME) workers. Women, who received 56% of B.A.'s overall, comprised 37% of the SME bachelor degrees…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Engineering, Ethnic Groups
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Del Rossi, Alison F.; Hersch, Joni – Economics of Education Review, 2008
We use the 2003 National Survey of College Graduates to provide the first estimates of the effect on earnings of having a double major. Overall, double majoring increases earnings by 2.3% relative to having a single major among college graduates without graduate degrees. Most of the gains from having a double major come from choosing fields across…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Social Sciences, College Graduates, Engineering
Miramontes, Ramon – ProQuest LLC, 2015
In the last 3 decades, Costa Rica has evolved its approaches to both education and the economy as a result of globalization and direct foreign investments. The presence of multinational corporations (MNCs) have played a key role in the approaches that the government has made to increase its human capital and meet the needs of MNCs with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Corporations, Investment
Trivedi, Bijal – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The underlying goal of the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, known as iGEM, is to figure out whether biological organisms and devices can be built from a collection of standard, off-the-shelf parts, just as someone might build a kit plane or car. For the undergraduates, it's an opportunity to construct whatever creature…
Descriptors: Competition, Genetics, Biology, Engineering
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies. – 1982
Data are presented on labor market conditions for science and engineering graduates based on responses of 255 firms to mail and telephone surveys conducted in late fall of 1981. Highlights presented in table, chart, and text indicate: (1) definite and likely shortages were concentrated in the computer and engineering fields; (2) chemical,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Science, Employment Statistics, Engineering
Aw, Fanta – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The research study examines the relationship of international students to changing U.S. political economy. The research attempts to move international students from the periphery to the center of understanding the changing U.S. political economy in the twenty-first century. I argue that international students play an important role in building a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Democracy, Engineering, Developing Nations
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Shapiro, Casey A.; Sax, Linda J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
The U.S. federal government identifies many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors as "areas of national need" that are "crucial to national innovation, competitiveness, and well-being and in which not enough students complete degrees." Underrepresentation of women in STEM in the United States has economic…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Scientific Research, Institutional Research, Females
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