What Sally Ride Did For STEM Education

Editor's note: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died on Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Outside her trail-blazing career as an astronaut, Ride was also a major champion of STEM education. In 2010, she helped found an initiative called Change the Education to bolster student engagement in math and science programs. Here, again, is that story from September 16, 2010.       Out of 30 industrialized nations, the United States ranks 21st in science and 25th ...