November 11, 2013
The STEM Crisis: Reality or Myth?
Alison Yin for The Chronicle
It's an acronym that has morphed into a meme.
For the United States to maintain its global supremacy in innovation, the commonplace goes, the nation must crank out more and more college graduates in STEM programs—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Otherwise a continuing shortage of workers in those fields will sink the nation and its economy beneath the surface of an ever-flatter world, overrun by lower-paid foreigners who have