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STEM Programs and the Shortage of Future Scientists and Engineers


Recent reports show that we have a shortage in students majoring in the the STEM areas: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But why? What's the problem? And how are high schools and universities working to combat the issue?


  • Eric Fingerhut (Vice President, Education and STEM Learning, Battelle)
  • Susan Olesik, (Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University)
  • David Tomasko (Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education and Student Services, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University)
  • Brian Geniusz (Science and Health Curriculum Leader, Worthington Schools)
  • Helen Chen (participant, Ohio’s Science and Engineering Talent Expansion Program)

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Click here for an infographic on the shortage of STEM majors in America. Click here for more information on Ohio's Science and Engineering Talent Expansion Program. Click here for more information on Worthington's STEM Program.