The National Science Board’s biennial book, Science and Engineering Indicators, consistently finds that the U.S. produces many more STEM graduates than the workforce can absorb. Meanwhile, employers say managers are struggling to find qualified workers in STEM fields. What explains these apparently contradictory trends? And as the shortage debate rages, what do we know about the pipeline of STEM-talented students from kindergarten to college, and what happens to them in the job market?
Michael Teitelbaum, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School."
This article in the LA Times gives a summary of his findings on the STEM "hype".