Welcome to Day One!
STEM - Day One Outcomes
Participants will develop an understanding of the
need for STEM education
Participants will review national and state STEM
1) Which of the following is the STEM Vision
Statement for Maryland?
A. Maryland’s STEM education prepares and inspires learners of all ages to
contribute to the advancement of the global community.
B. To be a leader in STEM education, preparing and inspiring generations of
learners to meet the challenges of the global society through innovation,
collaboration, and creative problem solving.
C. Increase student value and awareness in STEM areas of Science, Technology,
Pre-Engineering, and Mathematics while preparing them with 21st Century
skills necessary to meet the future demands of a globally competitive
D. To increase student achievement by engaging and exposing students to
innovative science, math and engineering instructions with technology
integrated activities across the curriculum.
2) All of the following are recommendations from
the Governor’s STEM Task Force except
A. Align P-12 STEM curriculum with college requirements and
workplace expectations in order to prepare all students for
B. Triple the number of teachers in STEM shortage areas who are
prepared in Maryland programs, increase their five-year retention
rate from an estimated 50% to 75%, and enhance the STEM
preparation and aptitudes for elementary and early childhood
C. Ensure that all P-20 mathematics and science teachers have the
knowledge and skills to help all students successfully complete the
college and career-ready curriculum.
D. To increase student achievement by engaging and exposing
students to innovative science, math and engineering instructions
with technology integrated activities across the curriculum.
3) Which of the following statements are true?
A. A company can hire nine factory workers in
Mexico for the cost of one in America.
B. American youth spend more time watching
television than in school.
C. United States consumers spend significantly
more on potato chips than the government
devotes to energy R&D.
D. Forty-nine percent of United States adults do
not know how long it takes for the Earth to
revolve around the Sun.
Rising Above the Gathering Storm – Approaching Category Five Report Data
4) By 2014 how many U.S. jobs are
expected to be created in STEM-
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
5) In 2008 approximately what percentage
of all U.S. doctorates in engineering,
mathematics, computer science, and
physics were awarded to foreign students?
Tapping America’s Potential, www.tap2015.org
6) In South Korea, 38% of all undergraduates
receive their degrees in natural sciences or
engineering. In France, the figure is 47%, in
China, 50%, and in Singapore, 67%.
In the United States, the corresponding figure is
Rising Above the Gathering Storm
“When I compare our high
schools to what I see when I’m
traveling abroad, I am terrified
for our workforce of tomorrow”
7) In 2002 there were 4 million 9th graders in the
United States. By 2011, what percentage of this
group will graduate from two or four-year
colleges with degrees in the STEM areas?
National Center for Education Statistics; Digest of Education Statistics
The most recent ten-year employment
projections by the U.S. Labor
Department show that of the twenty
fastest growing occupations projected
for 2014, fifteen of them require
significant mathematics or science
preparation to successfully compete
for the job.
8) STEM is mentioned 1274 times in
Maryland’s RTTT application. All of the
following are RTTT initiatives except…
A. Create Maryland’s STEM Innovation Network to make
STEM resources available to all.
B. Review the Common Core State Standards to determine
a plan of action for the development of STEM curricula.
C. Create exemplar cross-discipline project-based lessons
to be included in the Online Instructional Toolkit.
D. To increase student achievement by engaging and
exposing students to innovative science, math and
engineering instructions with technology integrated
activities across the curriculum.
9) Which pair of numbers show the
demographics of the current STEM
workforce in the U. S. that are male and
those who are white?
A. 62%, 75%
B. 75%, 82%
C. 85%, 95%
D. 72%, 95%
According to the American Council on
Education, 57% of all college students are
women, but women only represent 45% of
math majors, 20% of engineering majors,
and 20% of computer science majors.
12.5% of engineering bachelor’s degrees
go to underrepresented minorities,
including African Americans, Hispanics,
President Obama recently pointed out
that American students are 21st in the
world rankings for science education
and 25th in math and called those
numbers “a sign of long-term decline
that has to be reversed.”
10) Which of the following is not identified
as a priority for STEM education by
A. Increase STEM literacy so that all students can think
critically in science, math, engineering and technology.
B. Improve the quality of math and science teaching so
that students are no longer outperformed by those in
C. Review the Common Core State Standards to
determine a plan of action for the development of
D. Expand STEM education and career opportunities to
under-represented groups, including women and
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Instruction or Practices
Thank you! Have a Great Academy!