TAP ForumCelebrating STEM Talent
December 13, 2013
Dane Linn, Vice President of Business Roundtable, one of the TAP founding members, wrote this week about the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology:
“This country spends a lot of time celebrating athletes. We have the high school all-Americans, we have all these entertainment celebrities, but we don’t spend enough time celebrating these kids. These are the best and brightest kids.”
The “kids” that Eric Spiegel – President & CEO of Siemens Corporation and Vice Chair of Business Roundtable’s Education and Workforce Committee – was referring to in this quote reported by USA Today are high school students pursing groundbreaking research projects in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Four of those teenage STEM researchers were just awarded grand prizes in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. Nearly 1,600 research projects were submitted for this year’s competition, which has drawn more than 20,000 student submissions since its inception in 1998. …
In his remarks, Spiegel went on to note that America is falling behind in critical STEM fields – which are only projected to grow in demand in the future U.S. workforce.
Read the full Business Roundtable blog post here. To learn more about what Siemens and other companies are doing to encourage the study and pursuit of careers in critical STEM fields to meet future U.S. workforce demands, click here.