A new “STEM Index” measures math and science test scores, degrees granted, interest in science careers, and other factors related to U.S. science, technology, and related careers.
Raytheon says that “the first index shows that after a long period of flat to down indicators, there has been some upward movement, particularly in the actual number of STEM degrees granted at the undergraduate and graduate levels. But … the education pipeline to fill the current and future jobs that will require STEM skills still isn’t producing enough talent.”
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The index launch coincides with this month’s STEM leadership conference.