The Importance of STEM Education

Hour 1: Worldwide, there is a growing divide between the skills graduates possess and the demands of a high-tech workforce. Tackling that problem is the subject of Microsoft YouthSpark Connections, an event being held today in Dallas. As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we’ll talk this hour about the importance of STEM education and the opportunity divide that exists in North Texas with Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Cameron Evans, Marc Christensen, dean of the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU; and Kristin Larimore, Strategic Engagement Leader with GE Capital Equipment Finance. 

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