The U.S. relies heavily upon technology and innovation for its economic strength, yet it is consistently being reported that American students lag behind their international peers when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
As the United States emerges from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, top innovators in business, government, and the civic sector are developing inventive ways to tackle this country’s most pressing issues.
America is in a global race for the future, and it’s falling behind. It’s a race to educate, train, attract, and invest in employees who are able to compete and grow in the 21st century.
The late Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., by any measure one of the greatest of American innovators, once noted that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” As home to the most prolific innovators in the world, the United States has long been not just a leader, but the leader in the