White House Releases Inventory of Federal STEM Programs

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Portfolio, a White House report cataloging all federal investments in STEM education, found that federal agencies are investing $3.4 billion in 252 STEM education programs, with only modest overlap in investments and no duplication in programs. The investments represent less than 1% of the $1 trillion the U.S. spends annually on education. The report, mandated by the America COMPETES Act, is a first step in formulating a five-year strategic plan to improve federal STEM education efforts.