WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with other federal agencies, have committed to a White House-led effort to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Charting a Course for Success: A Federal Strategy for STEM Education lays out the federal government’s role in furthering STEM education by working with state and local stakeholders, the education community and American employers. Its goals include building a STEM-proficient citizenry, creating a STEM-ready workforce and removing barriers to STEM careers, especially for women and underrepresented groups.
Federal agencies selected specific directives to align with the goals of the strategic plan, which was released today by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Science and Technology Council Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM).
In recognition of the importance of STEM education to the NASA community, the NASA Advisory Council Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education will be elevated to the status of a permanent standing committee. While the ad hoc task force has supported NASA’s STEM education efforts for many years, this move ensures the STEM education community has a voice on the NASA Advisory Council for years to come.
Jim Bridenstine ...