The Next Frontier: World Class Math and Science Education for Texas

Posted on March 6, 2009

The final report of the The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) entitled "The Next Frontier: World Class Math and Science Education for Texas" became available in December 2008 and can be found on the TAMEST website.

Dr. Cynthia L. Schneider, Dana Center research associate, and Dr. Darlene Yanez, project director for the Texas Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TC-STEM, part of the Dana Center) helped with the report. TAMEST developed four overarching findings for policymakers to consider to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These include:

  1. Texas must provide STEM teachers with enough training, support, and pay to encourage them to stay in the field.
  2. Texas must do more to interest students in STEM fields and to help interested students pursue STEM careers.
  3. Texas must help ensure students' continued success in STEM—from college to careers.
  4. Texas must make improving STEM education an even higher priority.