Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report recognising the transformation required in graduate STEM education.

Continuous and dramatic innovations in research methods and technologies, changes in the nature and availability of work, demographic shifts, and expansions in the scope of occupations needing STEM expertise require the current STEM graduate education system to meet a broad array of 21st century needs. Recent surveys of employers and graduates and studies of graduate education suggest that many graduate programs do not adequately prepare students to translate their knowledge into impact in multiple careers.

Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century explores how graduate STEM education might best respond to ongoing developments in research on evidence-based teaching practices and in the needs and interests of its students and key stakeholders, and the broader society STEM education seeks to serve.