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FIGURE TS-5 Number of US citizen GRE examinees scoring over 750 on the quantitative scale by intended S&E field, 1992, 1995, 1998, and 2000.

SOURCE: W. Zumeta and J. Raveling. “The Best and Brightest: Is There a Problem Here?” 2002. Available at:

mathematics, and engineering. Extracurricular activities and interactions with established scientists, mathematicians, and engineers can be powerful motivating forces for students interested in these subjects.

  • Partner with industry to sponsor a series of public-service announcements exalting S&E careers.27

  • Provide scholarships to all qualified students majoring in science or mathematics at 4-year colleges who have an economic need and who maintain high levels of academic achievement.28 Financial assistance also should be provided to 2-year colleges and to students at those institutions to pre-


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