From the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education gender gap, to saturation overload in media and technology, students in American schools are slipping behind in STEM education. Our brightest minds may not be challenged, even worse, they may never go inspired to create, develop or invent our nations next source of income, or better yet, our national pride.
We live in a time where technology is everywhere, and our economic wealth today, is partly because of our success at being an innovation-nation in technology and systems development. Since President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958 we have seen a great rise in access to education especially in STEM subjects for all United States Citizens. However, in the last two decades, there has been a downward trend in the number of students graduating with STEM degrees, as well as proficiency in STEM subjects for students in public school. Similar to the drake equation which evaluates the possibilities of life in the universe; the reasons why STEM is loosing ground is the United States has a multitude of possibilities. We will examine several key factors in why the social fabrics of ‘determinism’ (The philosophical docterine that every event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of anteccedents that are independent of the human will.) still dominate STEM education from Kindergarden through tenure and beyond to NASA.
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Missing STEM: Fabrics of Social Determinism dominate STEM education
from kindergarten through tenure and beyond to NASA