Joining the coalition are:
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (@APIASF)
- Education Development Center (@EDCtweets)
- EMC2 (@EMCorp)
- The Hispanic Institute
- HR Policy Association
- The JASON Project (@JASONProject)
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (@NGLCC)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (@NCTM)
- STEMconnector (@STEMConnector)
inSPIRE STEM USA now has 31 members that include education organizations, businesses and advocacy groups!
Beneva Schulte, the coalition's Executive Director, told STEMblog that, "the diversity of inSPIRE STEM USA demonstrates the broad-base of support for establishing a stronger STEM education pipeline in the U.S." She continued, "The pipeline is crucial to helping the nation develop the talent that will drive American innovation and one of the fastest growing segments of our economy."
Schulte also explained to STEMblog that the nation's education system simply does not produce enough workers trained in STEM fields to keep up with the number of jobs in those areas. We've heard them time and time again, but the numbers really are shocking. The U.S. economy creates approximately 120,000 new American computing jobs each year, but the nation's higher education system awards just 40,000 bachelor's degrees annually in related fields.