Tapping America's Potential Our Goal: Increase the annual number of U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics bachelor's-level graduates to 400,000 degrees by 2015.
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TAP Advocacy

Meeting the TAP goal of doubling the number of STEM graduates with bachelor's degrees and keeping America competitive requires national leadership and the combined efforts of lawmakers, business leaders, parents, educators and youth.

This section contains TAP's key advocacy materials for making the case to policymakers and other stakeholders about the steps that must be taken to ensure America has the skilled and educated workforce it needs to remain competitive in the global economy.

TAP Fact Sheet
This fact sheet details the challenges America faces in maintaining global innovation leadership and why increasing graduates and expertise in STEM fields will benefit our country and our workforce.

TAP Policy Recommendations
TAP has outlined policy solutions to help increase the number of STEM graduates and drive U.S. innovation, economic growth and job creation.

TAP Reports
TAP has produced a series of reports detailing policy solutions to improve U.S. STEM education and ensure continued U.S. economic and technological leadership.

BRT Pocket Card
TAP founding member, Business Roundtable, created an easy-reference pocket card with the most critical facts and data about the importance of the TAP campaign and its goal.

Support From Policymakers
Support for the TAP goal is broad, bipartisan and growing, helping to create momentum for critical reforms.

TAP Letters and Testimony
TAP and its members advocate for reforms in letters to policymakers and during testimony at legislative hearings.