New Report on Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees

A committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report (or see brief) titled, Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systematic Change to Support Students’ Diverse Pathways (2016). The report critiques the “STEM pipeline” metaphor by challenging the notion that STEM degrees and early careers follow a linear path. It also examines changes in the group of undergraduate students aspiring to complete STEM degrees.

There will be a public briefing on June 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern at the National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room), also available via a live webcast. Please register to denote whether you will be attending in-person or remotely. At the briefing, Shirley Malcom (Committee Chair, AAAS), Michelle Van Noy (Committee Member, Rutgers University), and Kevin Kinser (University of Alabama, State University of New York) will discuss the report’s conclusions, recommendations, and implications for higher education institutions.

Please contact Miriam Scheiber at for questions on this event.