Navigation Links
Video: Fortune 1000 Executives: New President Must Fix Education Gap
Date:9/17/2008

em, the Fortune executives say. Almost nine-in-10 (89 percent) agree that bringing more women and minorities into STEM fields will help solve this issue. Moreover, diversity has other benefits for STEM companies, according to the executives, including increasing innovation and the ability to be more competitive in the global marketplace.

Still, underrepresentation is prevalent. Nearly all of the executives are aware of this and many recognize underrepresentation for the talent problem it is. Almost nine-in-10 Fortune 1000 STEM executives (89 percent) acknowledge it exists in their industry, with a similar number (82 percent) reporting it exists in their own companies. Of those who say it is a reality for them, 83 percent say the lack of women, African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics is a talent concern for their companies.

The Seed: Growing a Diverse American STEM Pipeline

Not surprisingly, almost all the senior executives (98 percent) say it is important for girls and minorities to receive a strong science and math education beginning in elementary school in order to reduce their underrepresentation in STEM fields, with nine-in-10 (90 percent) saying it is very important. And, say the executives, the most effective way for these students to learn science is through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach (87 percent).

However, they believe the U.S. education system is falling short here. Not one of the executives surveyed graded the U.S. an "A" when asked how good a job the U.S. pre-college system is doing in engaging and nurturing girls and minorities to pursue STEM careers. In fact, almost six-in-10 (55 percent) assigned it a failing grade of D or F.

The country's higher education system fares somewhat better for its ability to train women and minorities for STEM careers, with executives assigning it an average grade of "C+." Overall, the U.S. education system gets a "C" from executives for providing U.S. companies with div
'/>"/>

SOURCE Bayer Corporation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology technology :

1. Video: Keppra XR(TM) Approved in the U.S.
2. Video: New Survey Shows Three in Four School Nurses Have Students at Risk for Severe Allergic Reactions Who Do Not Bring Auto-Injectable Epinephrine to School
3. Video: ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 MCG (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) is Now Available Nationwide for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4 to 11
4. Video: CSL Behring Provides $1.2M Grant for Worlds First Study of Postpartum Women with VWD, Common Bleeding Disorder
5. Video: New, Advanced Therapy Program Helps People Who Stutter Acquire Fluent Speech
6. Video: Higher Initial Dose of Gleevec Achieved Better Early Responses than Standard Dose for Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
7. Video: Data From 185,000 ICU Admissions Show Significant Reductions in Mortality:
8. Video: New Survey Finds Technology Plays a Critical Role in Lives of People with Multiple Sclerosis, Yet Many Are Not Using it to Overcome Disease-Related Challenges
9. Video: Trinity Mother Frances Neurosurgeon Using New Disc System for Patients With Degenerative Diseases of the Neck
10. Online Systems Engineering Master's Program Attracts Engineers from Fortune 500 Firms
11. Quest Diagnostics Named to FORTUNE Magazines Americas Most Admired Companies List
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The report ... Chemicals), by Application (Cosmetics & Toiletries, and Soaps & ... to 2019”, has defined and segmented the Fragrance Ingredients ... trends in terms of value. The market has been ... North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Deep Research Report on Global ... and in-depth research report on the China Naltrexone ... including its definition, classification, application, and industry chain ... covers the international market analysis, including China’s domestic ... macroeconomic environment & economic situation analysis. The report ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... James Sherley says he has been working ... cell technology since his days as a principal investigator at ... late 1990’s. Sherley founded the ASCTC as a new ... the intellectual property developed in Sherley’s research over the years ... of Technology (MIT), and more recently as a senior scientist ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 Grace Century portfolio project, ... A. Manganello, Chairman of the Board, to the National ... The appointment was made by the Ministry of Health on ... 2014. , More than a year after Bahamian ... , Prime Minister Perry Christie said the government has completed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 2Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 4Grace Century’s Stem Cell Biobank Project Announces Chairman’s Appointment to National Stem Cell Ethics Committee of The Bahamas 2Grace Century’s Stem Cell Biobank Project Announces Chairman’s Appointment to National Stem Cell Ethics Committee of The Bahamas 3
... PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23, 2011 FMC Corporation (NYSE: ... has entered into two exclusive agreements covering global development ... and ornamental markets.  FMC will begin commercialization this year ... start development for new biological standalone and combination products ...
... Additional   Funds to   Broaden   ... , AU$6.25M (US$6.5M) investment by GBS Venture Partners, ... additional Phase 2 studies will run in parallel with planned clinical ... an Australian pain drug development company, today announced it has ...
... not easy, especially for tiny nanowires: With no ... difficult to harness their full potential as effective ... Chemistry Faculty has found a way to grow ... providing, for the first time, the much-needed guidance ...
Cached Biology Technology:FMC Corporation Announces Exclusive Global Development and Supply Agreements for Chr. Hansen Biological Products 2Spinifex Closes AU$18.25M(~US$19M) Expanded Series B Round 2Spinifex Closes AU$18.25M(~US$19M) Expanded Series B Round 3Spinifex Closes AU$18.25M(~US$19M) Expanded Series B Round 4Spinifex Closes AU$18.25M(~US$19M) Expanded Series B Round 5Nanowires get into the groove 2
(Date:10/29/2014)... consequence of chemotherapy will benefit from a major research ... prevents hair loss. , The research is being now ... manufacturing company, Paxman Coolers, of Fenay Bridge, Huddersfield, in ... Huddersfield. , The research will be led by key ... pharmacology of cancer treatment, which he will use towards ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just ... in plants that shields them from sun damage. Now, in ... Society , one team reports on the mechanics of how ... at Purdue University note that the harsh ultraviolet radiation plants ... DNA and, as a result, hinder plant growth. Biochemical ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... German . ... Peter Schlögelhofer at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) ... of Vienna dived into the process of meiosis in ... an inversion of the standard meiotic phases. The researchers ... Nature Communications . , Meiosis is the two-step series ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New technology on the way to aid cancer suffers who lose their hair after chemotherapy 2Meiotic cell division 'the other way round' 2
... as a series of random changes, might in fact be ... environmental pressure that a broad range of specieshappen to share, ... the journal Science suggests that knowledge of a ... proteins encoded by those genes could be used to ...
... JoVE , Journal of Visualized Experiments , details ... chitosan-based polymer, SurgiLux, was developed by scientists at the ... derived from chitin, which is found in fungal cell ... component allows SurgiLux to form low energy bonds between ...
... MANHASSET, NY The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research ... World Trade Center Health Program, which is administered by ... part of the US Centers for Disease Control and ... Health and Safety (NIOSH) to comprehensively study the overall ...
Cached Biology News:Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find 2Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find 3Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find 4Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find 5New bio-adhesive polymer demonstrated in JoVE 2Feinstein Institute receives $1 million grant to study impact of World Trade Center attacks on responders 2
AC input: 50-60 Hz230 V...
... arraying proteins of interest with sensitive ... DiscoverLight Protein Array Kits allow for ... lysate or antibody in a low-density ... designed nitrocellulose membranes with a 384-grid ...
... hybridization of DNA or Protein microarrays printed ... glass slides. The proprietary design of the ... flatness, as is often the case with ... (67uL analytical cavity volume) eliminates the need ...
MAb to Myoglobin Cardiac...
Biology Products: