Getting students interested in the STEM fields has serious ramifications for the future and could offer young people a positive direction for future employment and career growth. But reports indicate that U.S. students continue to lag behind students from other countries in terms of their education in STEM subjects. And experts predict that the U.S. may see an employment shortage of three million workers in the STEM fields and will not have a workforce with the education or skills to fill these critical 21st century positions.
Economists estimate that job creation in the STEM fields will significantly outpace non-STEM jobs.
There is a huge gap in the need for what’s available for technical talent and what’s going to be required for technical talent in the future. That directly impacts our ability to grow our business or for the scientific community to be able to find solutions to many societal problems. .
Craig Kerkove, Executive Vice President, Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
In this video: Teachers discuss how having the opportunity to work with Hitachi’s TM3000 will excite students about studying science and will inspire more students to enter the STEM fields. (1:04) (Interviewed in June 2013)
Schools seem to have some challenges retaining student interest in the STEM subjects. However, these fields offer the best possibilities for students to find good, well-paying jobs in the future. According to Change the Equation, in 2010, U.S. unemployment in STEM fields was much lower than total unemployment. By 2018, it is projected that the demand for people who work in the STEM fields will reach 166 million workers. At present, women and minorities are underrepresented in the STEM fields, despite the demand for qualified workers and the promise these fields offer.
I thought it was amazing. I have a couple microscopes at home that are just optical lights, mirrors. This can go to far greater levels. I was able to see things like dust particles on feathers. .
Rachel Hadden, High School Student
In this video: Education experts talk about the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the STEM fields, how challenging it is to retain student interest in the STEM subjects, and the job opportunities that will continue to be available in STEM-related fields. (2:40) (Interviewed in June 2013)
Upon a survey on new technologies, SESI/SENAI-SP saw the Nanotechnology as an opportunity of investment in knowledge and a stimulus on youth education. The project Nanomundo (Nanoworld) uses TM3000 Microscope to bring teaching concepts and high technology experiments, showing the importance of sciences today and in the future.
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
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