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“PATHWAY TO STEM: STEM education has been a national priority for more than a decade, but have we moved the needle? | Mechanical Engineering Magazine, August 2020

Dr. Andrea Welker

STEM education was identified as a national crisis in a report from the National Acad­emies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2005. In 2007, Congress passed a law intended, in part, to improve STEM teaching.  Later, President Barack Obama tried to make STEM educa­tion a priority. In this Mechanical Engineering article, Villanova Engineering Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Andrea Welker contributed to the discussion on whether strides have been made.

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