The London-based charity Teach First — which aims to address "educational imbalance" in the UK — teamed up with several nonprofit institutes and trusts to "investigate what motivated and drives STEM graduates." By surveying graduates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, the groups found "personal satisfaction and fulfillment" to be the greatest motivator among respondents, followed by the influence of their friends, family members, and educators' opinions

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