· Students need an education with a solid foundation in STEM areas so that they are prepared to both work and live in the 21st Century.
· Since 1960s, the demand for skills has changed significantly – the demand for routine manual task skills has decreased, while the demand for non-routine interactive task skills has increased significantly.
· Workforce projections for 2014 by the U.S. Department of Labor show that 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require significant science and mathematics training to successfully compete for a job, while surveys find that fewer students are choosing to pursue advanced study in these areas.
· Enrollment in undergraduate degree programs in computer sciences is more than 50 percent lower than it was five years ago. ( Computer Research Association)