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AAS National Conference 2008: Susan Hackwood


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Session 3: Role of Education in American Competitiveness

18 November 2008, Pasadena California

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AAS National Conference 2008: Susan Hackwood

  1. 1. <ul><ul><ul><li>Sustaining institutions: UC, CSU, CCC, Stanford, USC, Caltech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Affiliate members: LBNL, LLNL, Sandia/CA, SLAC, NASA Ames, JPL </li></ul><ul><li>Over 160 CCST volunteers include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Nobel Laureates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>81 National Academies’ Members </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11 National Medals of Science and Technology Recipients </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 Science and Math Teachers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>CCST
  2. 2. <ul><li>DOE and NASA </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Laboratory Affiliates </li></ul><ul><li>$5 billion in annual spending </li></ul><ul><li>More than 23,000 jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with local industry </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with research universities in the state </li></ul><ul><li>Research opportunities for young university graduates as well as seasoned scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Science education for thousands of school students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Expert assistance to state and local governments </li></ul>
  3. 3. Global Search for Talent <ul><li>Attracting and retaining top technical talent </li></ul><ul><li>How to grow our own talent - given demographic trends </li></ul>
  4. 4. Occupational Shares of Foreign‐Born Talent California and U.S. 2000 and 2006 Recruiting global talent
  5. 5. Foreign Students <ul><li>Foreign students no longer growing portion of total S&E degrees conferred </li></ul><ul><li>CA is not different from the U.S. as a whole </li></ul>Data Source: US Census Bureau Analysis: Collaborative Economics
  6. 6. Skim best and brightest minds from across the globe <ul><li>U.S. Nobel Prizes are ~ 40% foreign born; members of the National Academy of Sciences are ~ 25% foreign born (total >2000) </li></ul><ul><li>H-1B visa cap limiting, 65,000, > 150,000 applied in first day </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates notes that an H-1B hire creates several additional hires, as tech teams expand </li></ul><ul><li>India Shoots for the Moon: Last month India launched a space probe to the moon </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA plus: Canada and France free the labor market so that skilled workers can move easily back and forth across the Atlantic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Source: Department of Finance. California’s racial diversification 2006-2020 projection 2006 2020
  8. 8. Failure to achieve in education will have economic consequences Projected Change in Personal Income per Capita by State, 2000-2020 Source: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (2005)
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Shrinking Pie </li></ul><ul><li>Only 4% of 9 th graders graduate in S&E </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 60% lost in college </li></ul><ul><li>32% CCC transfers </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to grow our own talent <ul><ul><li>Teaching science in elementary schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>54% of new science teacher hires do not hold a full or preliminary credential </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cal TAC – most effective and important </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Gates Systemic initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CA STEM Innovation network – CSU and CCST </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Academies, major foundations, informal education, technology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>