Report: San Diego Students Falling Behind in Science
Just how far behind are our country's students when it comes to science? A department of education study shows students in urban public schools across the country need significant improvement. Full F
Joan Evangelou: San Diego is a very interesting city because we have so much biotech and biocom industries that actually are here, and so it's very important that we have a workforce that can go out and compete and work with these companies. They're looking for these people."
Evangelou says the need for U.S. scientists is becoming more pressing. According to Arcs, 50-percent of the current workforce will retire within two decades, leaving an unfilled void. Arcs will hold its annual scholarship luncheon tomorrow. The San Diego chapter has raised nearly $5 million for graduate student scholarships over the past 20 years.