Measuring the Impact of Business Engagement on STEM Education

Authored by: Karen Webber , Jeffrey Robert , David Tanner , Melinda Williams Moore , Timothy Burg

Handbook of Research on STEM Education

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367075606
eBook ISBN: 9780429021381
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Business and industry leaders play an important role in supporting STEM education and recruitment, in part through their contributions of time, expertise, equipment, and money to STEM programs. Because business involvement and impact vary, there is a significant need to measure the impact of business engagement in STEM education. An objective index or relational measure to objectively gauge business engagement with educational institutions can assist. This chapter describes various forms of business engagement activities in STEM education and the perceived influence of those activities on student participation in STEM and implications for enhancing and optimizing business-education partnerships.

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