Native Americas Pursing STEM Majors
The Article I have selected to present on the topic of Native Americans in the modern US discusses the potential for success among Native Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Research shows there is a great need for technology students in the US (http://www.ed.gov/stem). Native Americans have the potential for success in the fields of science and technology. (http://www.montana.edu) Many factors including economic (http://www.theindianleader.com) and psychological (http://www.journalofpsychactivedrugs) have limit the number of Native Americans entering the technology fields.
The success of the United States economy depends on technology and innovation. Because of the need for engineers in this decade will increase by 62%. Unfortunately only 16% of American students are interested in a career in science on our proficient in mathematics. This will leave a great-unfilled demand for scientists in our society.
Due to the original beliefs and traditions of the Native Americans they have a strong sense of communal goals or how a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions affect the group. Research has shown that individuals who posses a strong sense of communal goals succeed in the fields of mathematics and science to a greater degree than individuals who posses a strong sense of individual goals. The Native Americans represent incredible potential for the United States. The number of Native American’s attending college and studying science, engineering, technology, and math is dismal. The reasons for this are the following: poor standards of employment, the use of a college degree on a reservation is none, the economic situation on a reservation leaves many youngsters to leave school go to work, and the cost of higher...