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Proponents Push for Creative Methods to Cultivate Interest in STEM - Diverse Education
September 28, 2014 Even though mastery of math and science is a critical part of the effort to achieve more proportionate Black representation in STEM fields, a bigger part of the equation is to spark student interest in STEM careers.

Retaining International Students Post-Graduation - Inside Higher Ed
September 26, 2014 A recent workforce report for the city of St. Louis found that while there were about 23,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields advertised last year, there were only about 2,000 job-seekers in those fields. Betsy Cohen, the executive director of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, has an idea for who can fill some of those jobs: the city's international students.

Colleges try to polish allure of STEM to Hispanics - eCampus News
August 12, 2014 Recruiting Hispanic students to study these subjects has been difficult because they lag their peers in math and science competency, according to state scores, and sometimes arrive to college not ready for the rigorous course work. Another problem, some officials say, is breaking stereotypes to encourage students that, yes, there are Hispanic scientists and engineers and they can be one too.


Reports

A Regional Business Plan for Economic Development in the Tampa Bay Region - Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
August 2011

A Regional Business Plan for Economic Development in the Tampa Bay Region - Tampa Bay Partnership
March 2011

American Association of Universities STEM Initiative