2 Items to Cover The Importance of STEM Education Helping Address the STEM Education Need in North Carolina: Information on North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
3 Why STEM Is So Important?
4 STEM and Economic Opportunity The STEM workforce accounts for more than 50% of the nation s sustained economic growth (U.S. Department of Labor, 2007). Between careers in STEM related fields will increase by 18% (US Bureau of Labor and Statistics.) The top 10 degrees by median starting salary and midcareer salary are in STEM fields (Teaching Science, 2009).
5 Improving STEM Outcomes and Opportunities: The Need Less than 17% of post-secondary secondary degrees awarded in the U.S. are in STEM related fields (National Science Foundation, 2006). Other Countries: Japan = 64% China = 52% South Korea = 41% Russia = 33% UK = 26%
6 Improving STEM Outcomes and Opportunities: The Need A large segment of the STEM workforce is approaching retirement age. Greater difficulty in retaining immigrant skilled STEM professionals. Less than 30% of high school students are interested in STEM related majors (ACT).
7 Improving STEM Outcomes and Opportunities: The Need By many measures U.S. students are not performing as well in math and science as compared to students in many other countries: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2007): U.S. ranks: 4 th grade: 12 th in math and 3 rd in science; 8 th grade: 28 th in math and 17 th in science; Final Year of HS: 19 th in math and 16 th in science. Programme Internationale for Student Assessment (PISA, 2009): U.S. ranks 31st in math and 23 rd in science.
8 Improving STEM Outcomes and Opportunities: The Need 43% of students nationally are college ready in math based on ACT Exam 29% of students nationally are college ready in biology based on ACT Exam (ACT, 2010). Less than 10% of students nationally are taking AP math and science exams (College Board, 2010).
9 North Carolina s a High School
10 NCSSM opened in 1980 in North Carolina School NCSSM Mission Durham, NC on the campus of the historic so Watts Hospital Governor Jim Hunt Former Gov. Terry Sanford Philanthropist Joseph M. Bryan Academic John Ehle Senator Kenneth Royall NCSSM was the first public residential high school focused on science and math in the world.
11 NCSSM Mission NCSSM s Legislative Purpose (Article( 28: ; 1985): ) To foster the educational development of North Carolina high school students who are academically talented in the areas of science and mathematics and show promise of exceptional development through participation in a residential educational setting emphasizing instruction in the areas of science and mathematics, to develop, evaluate, and disseminate experimental instructional programs; and to serve all schools of the State through research and outreach activities.
12 NCSSM Mission NCSSM s Mission (Draft, 2011): The mission of the North Carolina School, an intellectually stimulating, diverse, and collaborative community, is to: educate academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, advance public education in North Carolina, and inspire innovation for the betterment of humankind, through challenging residential and virtual programs driven by instructional excellence and the excitement of discovery.
13 NCSSM Governance History 1978: NCSSM established by legislation opened in 1980; 26 member Board of Trustees (15 members appointed by Governor); budget managed through Governor s office 1985: NCSSM becomes an affiliate of the University of North Carolina; 25 member Board of Trustees (11 members appointed by UNC Board of Governors) 2007: NCSSM becomes a Constituent Institution of the University of North Carolina; 27 member Board of Trustees (13 members appointed based on Congressional District)
14 27 acre campus 470,000 sq. feet 6 residence halls North Carolina School NCSSM Data FY 2011 Budget: 93% state funded $18.6 million state approp. $1.4 million NCSSM Foundation
15 NCSSM serves students from each of N.C. s 13 Congressional Districts Residential Program IVC and Online Programs Enrichment and PD North Carolina School NCSSM Services
16 NCSSM Student Enrollment Residential Enrollment (Grades 11-12): = 680 students = 1289 applicants for th grade spaces Online and IVC Enrollment (Grades 11-12): 12): = 700 students
17 Mean SAT 1361 North Carolina School NCSSM Profile Class took 575 AP exams; 57% were 5 s, 96% scored 3 or better 3 of 4 AP Scholars for North Carolina over the past 2 years 12 students earned the top merit based scholarships at UNC-CH, NC State and Duke 2 of 4 winners in NASA s Conrad Spirit of Innovation Competition Semi-finalist in Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology Students performed 22,000 hours of community service in
18 NCSSM Academic Opportunities NCSSM provides students with outstanding opportunities for problem-based learning in college level, academic courses in math, science, applied sciences, and the humanities. NCSSM provides students with outstanding opportunities to apply their learning through research and mentorship. NCSSM provides students with outstanding opportunities to apply their learning through academic competitions and entrepreneurial activities.
19 The Residential Advantage Promotes personal responsibility Promotes and encourages collaboration far in excess of the typical school day Provides extensive leadership opportunities for students Promotes diversity and cultural understanding Prepares students socially for college
20 NCSSM Outreach Largest provider of K-12 distance education programming g in the state Interactive Video Conference Courses-for-credit to more than 500 part-time students in 29 schools across N.C. ( ) NCSSM Online offers 18 honors courses to more than 180 N.C. students Academic enrichment programming to nearly 2,500 students at 45 schools across N.C. ( ) Professional development to more than 4,000 N.C. educators since 1992
21 Opportunities Lead to Results NCSSM students annually take home top awards at the most prestigious national and international science and math competitions: Intel Talent Search Siemens Competition Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards National Science Olympiad National Ocean Science Bowl Physics Olympiad USA Biology Olympiad Singapore International Math and Science Competition
22 Opportunities Lead to Results Greater than 70% of NCSSM s 2011 graduates attend college in North Carolina. 57% of NCSSM graduates enter STEM related professions (four times the the national average). NCSSM alumni volunteer over 140, hours of community service each year. Nearly 60% of NCSSM graduates live in North Carolina, generating an estimated economic impact of approximately $500 million annually (NCSSM Economic Impact Study, 2010).
23 Fueling North Carolina s Economy NCSSM alumni are working at some of the top companies in North Carolina including: NCSSM alumni are starting companies that will help drive North Carolina forward:
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