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Founded in 1978, BHEF leaders work together to advance solutions to our nations most significant educational challenges to enhance U.S. competitiveness.

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1 Founded in 1978, BHEF leaders work together to advance solutions to our nations most significant educational challenges to enhance U.S. competitiveness Diverse Membership Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives University presidents Select government and foundation leaders Long History of Member-Led Initiatives Business-university research collaboration Diversity College readiness, access and success STEM/PSMs Workforce

2 National Perspective: Degree Production by STEM Fields 2 ©BHEF Bachelors degrees awarded in most STEM fields have remained relatively flat over the past years. Drop-out rates for students in the physical or biological sciences is 50%, and 60% in mathematics, compared to 30% in humanities and social sciences. STEM drop-out rates are sharply higher for women and underrepresented minority students. Steepest drop-out rates occur in the first two years of college.

3 Misalignment with U.S. Job Needs 3 ©BHEF

4 Why do students leave STEM? According to the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, principal reasons for students dropping out of STEM include: –Lack of adequate K-12 STEM preparation –Dull introductory courses –Few opportunities to do science or engineering (e.g., research) –Emphasis on rote memorization, not discovery –STEM as a filter, not a pump, for talent –Few role models for women and URMs

5 Complementary Strategies Regional Strategy: Engage BHEF business and higher education partners in innovative regional projects that deploy best practices in different fields (e.g., engineering, cybersecurity, chemistry) and respond to workforce needs National Strategy: Creation and deployment of a national STEM higher education collaboration with industry associations (BISEC, AIA, TechNet) and higher education associations (AAU, APLU, ASEE) to align goals, share learning, and partner on regional projects STEM Modeling: Systems dynamics modeling to show the impact of STEM interventions at scale

6 6 BHEF Regional Strategy Focus on the First Two Years of College Create Unique, Sector-Focused Regional Pilots –Directly align with local workforce needs –Move evidence-based best practices into real-world, on-the-ground settings Forge Deep Business-Universities Partnerships –Identify emerging regional workforce needs –Develop new innovative STEM educational models (cyber teaching hospital, 2+2s, entrepreneurship in STEM, PSMs) –Deploy proven practices (Earlier Internships; Course Re-design; Mentoring and Career Pathways; Cooperative Programs; Living/Learning Communities Establish Pilots as National Proof Points –Serve as inputs to the U.S. STEM Education Model 2.0 –Create a network for scaling and exporting learning ©BHEF

7 BHEF Regional STEM Projects Maryland (2): University of Maryland College Park and Baltimore County; Northrop Grumman; Battelle Memorial Institute; Office of Naval Research; Raytheon New York: City University of New York; IBM; Missouri (2): Washington University in St. Louis; Boeing; Novus Pharmaceuticals Ohio (2): Battelle Memorial Institute; The Ohio State University; Case Western Reserve University Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin System; Wisconsin Water Council California (2): San Jose State; Oracle; Cal Poly; Parsons; Raytheon; Northrop Grumman Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts System; Raytheon; MA Competitive Partnership; Suffolk Construction; 7 ©BHEF Florida: Miami Dade College; Next Era Energy

8 8 BHEF Regional Project: University of Maryland Advanced Cybersecurity Scholars Northrop Grumman and the University of Maryland –Innovative model of aerospace industry-higher education partnership Undergraduate Cyber Teaching Hospital –Alignment with local cyber workforce needs –Focus on the first two years of college New Trans-disciplinary Honors Program in Cybersecurity –Includes: Early internships; redesigned courses; new teaching methods focused on active student learning; undergraduate mentoring and career guidance by STEM professionals –Open to honors students from all academic fields –Six-course core sequence for all students, adapted to students background Maryland Cyber Network engages industry on all levels to coordinate strategy and tactics, with possible role for government (e.g., ONR, NSA) ©BHEF

9 BHEF-University System of Maryland Regional Cybersecurity Project Supported by a three-year Sloan Foundation grant Focus is on scaling undergraduate cybersecurity throughout the USM, with ACES as a platform Institutions to include Bowie State University; Towson University; University of Maryland Baltimore County; University of Maryland College Park Engagement with community colleges and K-12 (Cyberpatriot) Piloting interventions to strengthen and diversify cyber workforce Backmap existing cyber PSM into undergraduate level

10 University of Maryland Baltimore County Cybersecurity PSM Course Listing CYBR 620 : Introduction to Cybersecurity CYBR 622 : Global Cyber Capabilities and Trends CYBR 623: Cybersecurity Law and Policy CYBR 631: Applied Digital Forensics CYBR 691: Special Topics in Cybersecurity CMPE 685: Principles of Communications Networks CMSC 644: Information Assurance CMSC 652: Cryptography and Data Security CMSC 687: Introduction to Network Security ENMG 650: Project Management Fundamentals ENMG 652: Management, Leadership, and Communication ENMG 654: Leading Teams and Organizations ENMG 656: Engineering Law and Ethics ENMG 658: Financial Management for Non-Financial Professionals ENMG 659: Strategic Management ENMG 672: Decision and Risk Analysis

11 Key PSM Learning for Undergraduate Curriculum Development Engage external partners early and often Build on existing courses, but plan to refine and adapt Listen to students, faculty, and employers; set up opportunities for feedback Focus on cognitive skills as well as content Create high-impact co- and extra- curricular student opportunities, such as credit-bearing internships, mentoring, cohort learning

12 For Additional Information BHEF STEM Higher Education and Workforce Project: BHEF STEM Research and Policy Series: BHEF U.S. STEM Education Model®: BHEFs Online Resource Center: 12 ©BHEF


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