The National Research Council commended NASA SEMAA on its focus for underserved and underrepresented communities. Image Credit: NASA SEMAAIn response to mounting studies and statistics showing billions of dollars in annual U.S. spending on K-12 STEM education, and at the same time worsening gaps in the preparation of our next generation science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, workforce, the President issued a directive in 2007 mandating a review of all federally funded K-12 STEM initiatives. As a result, the National Research Council, or NRC, has conducted a review and critique of each federal agency's investments in K-12 STEM education.
"The project has developed a number of good strategies for reaching students and their families and has worked hard at raising matching funds to leverage the dollars provided by NASA..."
NASA's Elementary and Secondary Education Program: Review and Critique (2008)