“U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 – A Leadership Summit” was held in Dallas during the last week in June to discuss issues in STEM education in the United States. The conference’s website states that one of their goals was to “bring together business, education and government leader who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers.”
Test scores and global rankings of US STEM students are in serious decline. Tom Luce, current chairman of the National Math and Science Initiative, said that, “It’s really clear that it’s a national problem. We’re falling behind the rest of the world in math and science.