Here’s a quote from a presidential commission on the state of our education:
What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur–others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments.” That commission released its report in 1983. The report was called “A Nation at Risk,. ”So here we are nearly 30 years later and not much has changed. The United States ranks 27th among developed nations in the proportion of college graduates with degrees in science or engineering. Two-thirds of all college students who begin as science and engineering majors don’t complete that degree. So how can we change that figure? We found one university where they’ve come up with an answer to that question.
Alison Stewart visited the University of Maryland Baltimore County to find out how that school is turning more college students into scientists.