Survey reveals potential innovation gap in the U.S.....
MIT researchers have released study results of the Lemelson MIT Invention Index, which guages innovation aptitude in young adults, revealing that 60% of respondents identified at least one barrier to pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields as career choices. On the other hand, 80% of those respondents expressed interest in courses that "would help them become more creative and innovative." Given the ongoing emphasis at federal and state levels to encourage STEM careers and workforce development, this study uncovers opportunities for the STEM education community to more richly tap the well of personal inventiveness for inspiring STEM interest...
"...80 percent said they'd be interested in courses that would help them become more inventive and creative."
MIT press release: Survey reveals potential innovation gap in the U.S....
Related Huffington Post article: Youth unlikely to pursue science, technology, engineering jobs, survey finds
Thanks to John W. Moore at ChemEd DL, University of Wisconsin, for giving us the heads-up on these articles.