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Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying/Developing Our Nation’s Human Capital

Preparing the next generation of STEM
Type: Article
Author(s): National Science Board
Published: National Science Foundation, 2010
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The development of the nation’s human capital through our education system is an essential building block for future innovation. Currently, the abilities of far too many of America’s young men and women go unrecognized and underdeveloped, and, thus, these individuals may fail to reach their full potential. This represents a loss for both the individual and society. There are talented students with enormous potential from every demographic and from every part of our country who, with hard work and the proper educational opportunities, will form the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) innovators.


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