Florida’s state universities have been doing a lot of thinking about science, technology, engineering and mathematics education recently, spurred by Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature’s interest in turning out more graduates ready for high-tech jobs.
Last week WUSF Mark Schreiner profiled a University of South Florida researcher trying to figure out what attracts students to STEM fields. This week Schreiner looks at a USF program trying to prepare better middle school STEM teachers for the classroom.
State universities leaders will likely discuss the issue when they meet with lawmakers Thursday morning.