National Math + Science Initiative Blog


Lighting the Fire of American Ingenuity: The Need for More STEM Support

Change the Equation hosted their 2014 National STEM Summit, where United States Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address to an audience comprised of America’s top business and thought leaders about the urgent need to improve STEM education in all of our schools. “In the next four years,” he said, “there will be over a million more jobs requiring science, technology, engineering, and math skills, but 15-year-olds in the United States rank 27th in Math, 20th in Science… out of 34 countries.” Furthermore, the percentage of female college ...

The Future of STEM Education

STEM education leaders came together at the Change the Equation STEM Salon panel today in Washington, DC. The panel featured Grace Chen, director of Math/Science Design at Teach for America; Daniel Chazan, director of the Center for Mathematics Education at the University of Maryland; and Dave Saba, Chief Operating Officer for National Math and Science. The three panelists came together to address the STEM crisis that the US is facing, and the future of STEM teacher development.  “We need to figure out how to make the teaching profession satisfying ...

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