Experts in aerospace, science and technology joined in a discussion with government, education and other fields this week to discuss the state of STEM education in the U.S., and how it can be improved. The panel discussion, hosted by the Senate, concluded that the "leakage" in students studying science, engineering, technology and math begins in fifth grade. The solution, said Ed Swallow of Northrop Grumman, "is getting 5th graders excited about math, getting them somewhat proficient, and then pushing them into that [field]." The panel also included Susan Lavrakas, director of workforce at the Aerospace Industries Association.
National experts debate the state of STEM
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