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Parental encouragement is key to long-term STEM interest

“While the U.S. Department of Education reports STEM career opportunities continue to grow rapidly – outpacing the growth of nearly all other occupations combined – not enough U.S. students are adequately prepared to enter these fields. Current research indicates that many students do not enroll in courses that are prerequisites for STEM careers, a problem that starts in high school and persists into college.

The findings from this study are the first to demonstrate that parents can play an important role in reversing this trend.” Click here to read more.