-Not enough students are graduating with STEM backgrounds to fill the open positions in the marketplace.
-By 2010, if current trends continue, more than 90 percent of all scientists and engineers in the world will be living in Asia.
-More than 50 percent of all engineering doctoral degrees awarded by United States engineering colleges are to foreign nationals.
-During the next decade, the United States demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate for all other occupations.
-The United States ranks 20th among all nations in the proportion of 24-year-olds who earn degrees in natural science or engineering.
-The United States ranked 28th in math literacy and 24th in science literacy, according to a 2008 report by the Congressional Research Service.
-More than half of teens (55%) would be more interested in STEM simply by having teachers who enjoy the subjects they teach.
Bert Mayes: China’s manufacturing industry becoming less competitive
Charlotte Observer: The next generation of rock stars might be geeks
Converge magazine’s: Summer 2008 issue
STEM Workforce Data Project: Report No. 7