|Universal STEM literacy is important. This is not breaking news, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a K-12 STEM-focused organization like Change the Equation thinks that STEM literacy is tantamount to literacy itself. But it’s not just that STEM literacy is important in the abstract – it is critical to one’s personal success as well as to our nation’s economic vibrancy.
How we are going to achieve universal STEM literacy, though, remains our challenge, which is why we want to hear from you about the value of STEM literacy. In the wake of our recently released survey in collaboration with the Business Roundtable in which 38 percent of CEO respondents said that at least half of their entry-level applicants lack basic STEM skills, we have launched a campaign that will help us define and elevate STEM literacy. Show Us Your STEM is a unique crowdsourcing effort that brings together individuals, STEM programs, and businesses to answer the question: what does STEM literacy mean to you? [Read More]
Linda P. Rosen
CEO, Change the Equation