Produced in 2005 by The National Academies - Advisors to the Nation on Science, Engineering and Medicine, this groundbreaking report on the state of STEM education in the US is a staple in field. In this report, a description of the key elements of American prosperity in the 21st century is followed by an overview of how science and technology are critical to that prosperity. The report then evaluates how the United States is doing in science and technology and provides recommendations for improving our nation's prosperity. Finally, it posits the status of prosperity if the United States maintains a narrow lead (the current situation), falls behind, or emerges as the leader in a few selected fields of science and technology.
This report was revisited in both 2009 and 2012.Download a PDF of the RAGS Full Report