Increasing the Number of STEM Graduates: Insights from the U.S. STEM Education & Modeling Project

The BHEF U.S. STEM Education Model is the centerpiece of BHEF's STEM Education & Modeling Project, which is designed to help increase the number of students who pursue majors and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (the disciplines collectively known as STEM). The project’s impetus is the organization’s Securing America’s Leadership in STEM Initiative, launched in 2005 with the goal of doubling by 2015 the number of U.S. students who graduate in STEM fields.

This report presents insights from the development and testing of the model developed by Raytheon Company and donated to BHEF in July 2009. You can also download a booklet that addresses the frequently asked questions about the U.S. STEM Education Model and outlines major insights derived from the model.