Latest STEM Education Reports No TitleNo DescriptionSTEM Education in the College Affordability Act Promoting Transformation of Undergraduate STEM Education Workshop Summary ReportAAU released a report of key findings and recommendations resulting from a workshop that convened experts involved in leading, researching, evaluating and funding efforts to transform undergraduate STEM teaching across all sectors of higher education. The February 2019 workshop was designed to identify critical themes necessary to understand when examining both the outcomes and the change process of a reform effort. ERIC – EJ1201183 – A Meta-Summary of Qualitative Findings about STEM Education, International Journal of Instruction, 2019-JanThe purpose of this meta-summary study is to determine the preponderance findings about the contribution of STEM education to the dimensions of the science curriculum and the learning-teaching process, its limitations and applicability by bringing together the studies that examine the views of teachers and students participating on STEM education. The State of STEM Report – STEMconnectorWhy Now? Over the last 20 years, the perceived ‘gap in STEM-ready workers’ has been a focus area for employers, educators, job-seekers, students, and more. Despite this, there is still dissonance about the nature and scope of the STEM talent gap. ERIC – EJ1204301 – Students’ Interest towards STEM: A Longitudinal Study, Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019Background: Previous studies have reported the impact of integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based programmes on students’ interest towards STEM, however, only few have tracked the longitudinal impact of such programmes across the years. Purpose: This study examined the long-term impact of the “Bitara-STEM: Science of Smart Communities Program” (“Bitara”-STEM) on middle school students’ interest towards STEM. https://innovation.ed.gov/files/2016/09/AIR-STEM2026_Report_2016.pdf Educators and Employers Could Align Efforts to Fill STEM JobsMiddle-skills STEM workers are in high demand in the oil and natural gas industry, but they need the proper training and credentials. Better collaboration between employers and colleges could bridge the gap between the skills and knowledge employers seek and what instructors emphasize. Science Investigations and DesignThis report, released in November 2018, from the Board on Science Education and the National Academy of Engineering Education, shows that one effective way to help students learn is to engage them in science investigation and engineering design by asking questions, collecting and analyzing data, and using this evidence to better understand the natural and built world.