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Change the Equation, 2016
Technology and engineering have played central roles in forming our national identity. We see the United States as a nation of tinkerers and inventors who have helped chart the course of global innovation for centuries. Only time will tell if we can continue to live up to this conception of ourselves. As technology and engineering come to affect…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Job Skills
Change the Equation, 2016
A new survey of American teenagers from the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation offers real cause for optimism about the future of high school science and biology education in the United States. Teens generally like science--and biology in particular--and they grasp the importance of the field to people's lives. They know good biology…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Hands on Science, Experiential Learning, Adolescent Attitudes
Change the Equation, 2015
Our nation's prospects hinge on how well it responds to demographic change. The future of U.S. leadership in technology and innovation will increasingly depend on young women and people of color. If current trends persist, we are in for a world of trouble. Researchers have long known that women and people of color are scarce in STEM jobs, but…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Demography
Change the Equation, 2015
Although American millennials are the first generation of "digital natives"--that is, people who grew up with computers and the internet--they are not very tech savvy. Using technology for social networking, surfing the web, or taking selfies is a far cry from using it to solve complex problems at work or at home. Truly tech savvy people…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Costs, Economic Impact, STEM Education
Change the Equation, 2014
A quality education that leads to good jobs offers a reliable pathway to economic security, yet the first step on that pathway remains inaccessible to far too many Americans, especially Americans of color. Nowhere is this inequity more apparent than in engineering. On average, people with engineering bachelor's degrees earn higher salaries than…
Descriptors: African American Education, Engineering Education, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education