The U.S. STEM Education Model allows users to simulate the impact of various scenarios designed to increase the number of students who pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers.
The model uses census data and standardized test scores to track the flow of students through the K-16 education system and into careers in STEM teaching or STEM industries. Many factors affect the number of students who ultimately pursue STEM careers. These factors are captured through a series of dynamic hypotheses and feedback loops that together determine the behavior of the system.
The U.S. STEM Education Model was originally developed by the Raytheon Company and contributed by the Raytheon Company to the Business-Higher Education Forum. For more information about the model, visit www.STEMnetwork.org.