Women’s History Month fact of the day – March 21st

  • March 21st – Overall student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has been gradually climbing for about a decade, with about 1 in 4 high school students excited about pursuing a STEM major or career. However, keeping students attracted to such subjects is proving to be a challenge. “Tying education to the workforce needs is critical to the future of the nation,” said STEMconnector CEO Edie Fraser. Science and engineering careers are expected to grow more than 20 percent by 2018, twice the rate of the overall U.S. labor force.
[Source – http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/stem-education/2013/01/31/report-many-high-schoolers-giving-up-on-stem]

These facts were taken directly from a Defense Equal Opportunity management Institute Directorate of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives publication.  Additional facts will be posted throughout the month of March, 2013.

For more on Women’s History Month visit the Navy Personnel Command’s Women’s History Month Page

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