5eTek is the innovator behind 5eBoard™.
In 2012, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology reported: “Economic projections point to a need for approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate over the next decade if the country is to retain its historical preeminence in science and technology. To meet this goal, the United States will need to increase the number of students who receive undergraduate STEM degrees by about 34% annually over current rates.” And yet, the percentage of American students enrolled in STEM related degrees, particularly at graduate level, continuously decreases. According to a recent report from National Foundation for American Policy, foreign students make up the majority of enrollments in U.S. STEM graduate programs. The field of Electrical Engineering has the least enrollment rate for American students, only 29.7%. The consequences are obvious: among all engineering fields, electrical engineering, the field that is so critical to our country’s technology innovation and economic growth, has the highest demand for skilled workers.
The problem is not because we do not have good engineering colleges. It is the lack of pre-college preparation and promotion that limited our children’s opportunity being exposed to the field in primary and secondary schools therefore pursuing the career in colleges.
Aimed at this challenge, 5eBoard™ is developed. A revolutionary and interactive platform for K-16 educational and industrial application, our product provides students, teachers, and self-learners with hands-on, real-world and game-like learning and teaching experience.STEM education is critical to our nation’s future technology preeminence in technology, security and economy. We believe strongly that better STEM education requires direct collaborations among educators, industry, policy makers and parents. Dedicated to STEM education, we are committed to working with these groups to develop programs that inspire tomorrow’s scientists and engineers by focusing on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity.