Yet another article has been posted that offers doubts to the no taken-for granted mantra that the US needs more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates.
The article, posted at The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s blog, opens:
But is the mantra true? Are there too few well-trained Americans for the high-skilled research and manufacturing jobs available stateside?
Most researchers who have looked into the issue—those who don’t receive their money from technology companies or their private foundations, anyway—say no. They cite figures showing that the STEM-worker shortage is not only a meme but a myth.