STEM Percep+ons: Student & Parent Study
Parents and Students Weigh in on How to Inspire the Next Genera+on of Doctors, Scien+sts, SoCware Developers and Engineers Commissioned by MicrosoC Corp.
Introduc+on As part of its broader eﬀorts to help improve STEM educa9on, Microso< Corp. commissioned two na9onal surveys with Harris Interac9ve among college students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees, and parents of K–12 students. The goal of the surveys was to gain insight about what can beJer prepare and inspire students to pursue post-‐secondary educa9on in STEM subjects. In these surveys, parents and students were asked about their percep9ons and aNtudes of STEM educa9on in the U.S., shedding light on how to inspire more young people to become doctors, scien9sts and engineers. For more informa9on on Microso