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Lack of Minority Representation in Science and Engineering Endangering US Economic Health

Jul 26, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/RTapia_xsede2_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”86″ height=”97″ />Rapid growth in certain segments of the nation’s population is pushing the country’s educational challenges to a crisis level, while too many of the “precious few” under-represented minority students pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines are dropping out or changing majors, according to Richard Tapia, an internationally known mathematician.