Talia Milgrom-Elcott, founder of 100Kin10

While the number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math--also known as STEM--continue to grow, the number of students studying those fields at the college level continues to shrink. Yet in states like California and others across the nation, there is a STEM teacher shortage in K-12 schools--resulting in an education gap that may leave many students under-prepared for our increasingly tech focused economy. In President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address, he acknowledged this challenge by calling for 100,000 excellent stem teachers in 10 years. My guest Talia Milgrom-Elcott took this challenge to heart--and has created a non-profit organization aptly called "100Kin10".

 TALIA MILGROM-ELCOTT

TALIA MILGROM-ELCOTT