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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Countless studies and reports have confirmed the urgent need to strengthen American innovation leadership and improve U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) capabilities.

Data specific to certain industries, certain countries and certain U.S. states, cities and towns illustrate the problem and help each American understand why this issue is so important.

Virtually every American is affected by this crisis.

In this section, you can find information related to your state, the entire nation and other countries, along with reports highlighting different aspects of the problem and threats to specific industries.

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.

U.S. Students vs. The Foreign Competition
This interactive map will show you how students in all 50 students and the District of Columbia are performing in math and science, as well as how U.S. students stack up against foreign competition.

Fact Sheets
This collection of fact sheets details the challenges our nation faces through facts and figures about STEM education, innovation and research.

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.

Ads, etc.
TAP's advocacy campaign has also included advertising and other creative materials.

Related Research
Organizations across America have produced research that makes the case for the TAP goal and our campaign.

Related Links
Information about this issue is available from a diverse array of sources.