- In an ongoing MIT study1, research shows that 34% of children become interested in their chosen career between the ages of 5-9.
- High-quality elementary education in math and science provides critical support for future success and is the basis for children’s STEM aptitude in the future2.
- Quality efforts in early childhood are key to building better STEM skills among children from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds3.
- On the latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) assessment United States 15 year-olds ranked 24th in Mathematics and 17th in Science out of 34 countries4.
1Weigel, Annalisa L., (2010). On Engineering Students, their Motivations, and their Job Aspirations: How Can We Grow and Retain the Next Generation of our Engineering Workforce?
2Bowman, B., Donovan, M.S. & Burns, M.S. (2000). Eager to Learn: Educating our Preschoolers National Research Council, Washington: National Academy Press