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An increasing number of reports point to significant gaps in our STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – workforce and leaks in our STEM education pipeline. The reports recognize that, as state and federal funding, and other public education resources continue to decline, one solution is to call upon our STEM professionals to partner with students, teachers and school systems.*

STEM Education: Saving Lives

While today you’ll hear a lot about the importance of STEM to the biopharmaceutical industry, the underlying issue is broader – and urgent: the real danger that we’re losing what has been America’s greatest competitive advantage: our genius for innovation. Let me begin by reminding us all that America is the inventing nation. Innovation is part of our country’s DNA – all the way back to our founders, whose ranks included inventors like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, and who set about inventing a new kind of nation. Read full article