Why aren"t more U.S. students considering careers in science? In a recent Baker Institute Blog, Rishi Suresh, a high school intern in the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program, writes that dry and predictable high school science classes cause students to turn to other fields believed to be more interesting.

Schools could start to reverse the trend by allowing students to conduct lab experiments that do not have a predetermined result, Rishi says. This will "foster the curiosity that often accompanies scientific experiments in the real world."