Need for ‘STEM’ workers focus of technology talk in Bellingham

by KIE RELYEA – THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

The need for what are known as STEM graduates is critical, said panelists from Bellingham Technical College, Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College. And, yet, interest among U.S. students going into science, engineering, technology and math has dropped while it has climbed sharply in other countries – among them China, Korea and India. “We are losing our competitive advantage technically and scientifically,” said Jeff Wright, dean of the College of Sciences and Technology at WWU.

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