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Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-12-2014



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In the United States, the demand for human capital in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to increase rapidly. STEM-based As a major center of biomedical research, the metropolitan region of St. Louis offers numerous opportunities for post-secondary education, training, and occupations in STEM. The objectives of this study were to examine inter-district variations in students’ achievement on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) standardized science assessment from 2008-2011; demonstrate differences in the racial and socioeconomic composition of the school districts and in the socio-demographic composition of neighborhoods within these school districts; explore the concentration of occupations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) within the school districts


Social Work



Geographic Disparities in Science Achievement and Opportunities for Employment in STEM
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