Computer Tool Sizes Up Math, Science Policies
Can a computer simulation help guide the United States toward producing more and better-qualified math and science students?
A team of engineers from the Raytheon Co. thinks so. Today, after three years of work, they join business and education supporters in unveiling a “simulation and modeling” computer tool designed to crunch vast amounts of data about students, teachers, and the workforce, and evaluate various mathematics and science education policies.
Called the “U.S. STEM Education Model,” the tool relies on complex algorithms and allows users to gauge the impact of policies while adjusting for more than 200 individual variables in science, technology, engineering, and...
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