WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To inspire young people to engage in science, technology, engineering and math, U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best High Schools for STEM and host of the national STEM Solutions conference, today unveiled the Next Generation of STEM on www.usnews.com. The new report highlights 16 students, ages 13-21, from across the United States who are changing the world through their work in STEM fields.
"America's economic future is dependent on young people developing critical science, technology, engineering and math skills," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "These students serve as powerful examples of what's possible when we engage younger generations in STEM."
U.S. News & World Report is committed to finding solutions to the national STEM crisis. From June 29-July 1, the media organization will host its fourth annual STEM Solutions conference, the nation's largest gathering of leaders in policy, industry and education committed to improving the STEM talent pipeline. The theme of the 2015 conference is "Teach, Inspire, Hire: Discovering and Growing America's Diverse Talent Pool." The keynote and breakout sessions will focus on increasing the ranks of women, minorities, veterans and other underserved and underrepresented populations in STEM fields.
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