The 2005 National Academies report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," describes how improving science and technology research will help the United States sustain its economic viability in the future while industries become increasing global. A major component of the report is the diminishing quality of K-12 science and math education. The need for improved science and math education is both a workforce issue and one that will directly affect how Houston competes in the future. From biomedical research labs in the Texas Medical Center to computer companies such as Hewlett-Packard, science and engineering graduates are, and will continue to be, in high demand. The Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program through the Civic Scientist program and other related events hope to help guide discussion on science education through evidence-based research.
Previous Science and Math Education Events
Kirstin R.W. Matthews , Ana S. Iltis
Sep 26 2021 | Center for Health and Biosciences
Kenneth B. Medlock III , Rachel A. Meidl
Sep 23 2021 | Center for Energy Studies