Another publication by NRC, Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics states the goals for U.S. STEM Education:
- Goal 1: Expand the number of students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields and broaden the participation of women and minorities in those fields
- Goal 2: Expand the STEM-capable workforce and broaden the participation of women and minorities in that workforce
- Goal 3: Increase STEM literacy for all students, including those who do not pursue STEM-related careers or additional study in the STEM disciplines.