“…to ensure the long-termprosperity of our Nation, we mustrenew our collective commitment toexcellence in education and thedevelopment of scientific talent. TheNation needs ‘STEM innovators’…”
Changing Demographics Projected Population Aged 65 and Over for the United States: 2010 to 2050100 Millions 88.5 M9080 7060 50 40 40.2 M 30 20 10 0 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 2045 2050 Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008
Global Competition on the Rise Bachelors degrees awarded STEM degrees by percent in 2008 40800000 30600000 20400000200000 10 0 0 China U.S. China U.S.
America COMPETES Act Public Law 110–69 110th Congress An Act To invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘America COMPETES Act’’ or the ‘‘America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act’’. SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. TITLE I—OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY; GOVERNMENT- WIDE SCIENCE Sec. 1001. National Science and Technology Summit. Sec. 1002. Study on barriers to innovation.
Program Outcomes for Purdue’s Engineer of 2020 Engr Foundational Skills Professional Skills Emerging SkillsA1. Engineering Fundamentals B1. Communication Skills C1. LeadershipA2. Analytical Skills B2. Teamwork Skills C2. Global Engineering SkillsA3. Experimental Skills B3. Prof/Ethical Responsibility C3. InnovationA4. Modern Engineering Tools B4. Contemporary Issues C4. EntrepreneurshipA5. Design Skills B5. Life-long LearningA6. Impact of Engineering Solutions The Three Pillars of the Purdue Engineering Undergraduate Education
Key Findings for Why Women Leave• Nearly half the women left the engineering field because of: • Working conditions • Too much travel • Lack of advancement • Lower salary.• One-in-three women left because they did not like the workplace climate, their boss or the culture
Key Factors for Selecting Engineering: 1. Work that is enjoyable 2. Offers good working environment 3. Makes a difference 4. Provides a good income 5. Offers flexibility
Purdue College of Engineering• Increased enrollment of first-year women by 30% – Highest number of 1st-yr women – Highest level women engineering undergraduates in Purdue history