Addressing STEM Underrepresentation: The Community College Presidents’ Initiative
According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, our nation is facing a significant need to develop adequate talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to ensure economic strength, security, global competitiveness, and environmental health. The National Science Board estimates that there are currently more than 16 million skilled technical jobs requiring an associate degree or similar level qualification, and the number of jobs requiring substantial STEM expertise has grown nearly 34% over the past decade.
Originally published: April 22, 2022
Author: George Boggs
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Palomar College
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education