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Tang and Spielman: It's Time To Get Serious About STEM Education

The school year may be coming to an end, but we must look ahead to the city’s future STEM workforce and Philadelphia’s role as a STEM city.

Our region is the eighth largest STEM employment hub in the country, with 435,500 jobs and nearly 500,000 predicted by 2020. Roughly half of these jobs require a high school degree plus some additional training or education; the other half requires a college degree. The question is whether we'll be able to fill them.

Greater Philadelphia has an abundance of STEM assets, including universities, museums, non-profits, and corporations such as GSK, Dow Chemical and Saint-Gobain.

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Kristen Fitch

Kristen Fitch

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