Encouraging Youth Participation in STEM Starts at Home

STEM jobs in the United States are growing twice as fast as other fields. This huge growth has created a situation in which the demand for qualified STEM professionals is high, but the supply of qualified STEM workers is low – especially among women and minority groups. To make up the difference, we must help students build the necessary competencies and skills to pursue STEM degrees and career opportunities. And to do this, we must ensure families are engaged in STEM education. The role of family We know, backed by decades of research, that families play a critical role in children’s academic success, no matter a family’s income or socioeconomic background. We also know that parents and gua

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