State University System Chancellor Calls for More STEM Degrees

Miami, FL:  At a recent meeting of the Board of Governor’s, Florida’s State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan called for a number of reforms at state universities.  Among these included additional funding for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors.  The funds would be used to boost retention rates and increase capacity with additional resources, such as labs and equipment.  In the 2008-09 school year, 13.8 percent of degrees conferred in the state were in STEM disciplines, placing Florida 11th nationwide, but Brogan said “Florida needs to do more,” according to AP reporter Christine Armario.