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US tops world in oil and natural gas jobs, but many more await

August 21, 2017

It’s been a summer of good energy news for American consumers: Memorial Day gas prices averaging $2.36 and Independence Day gas prices at 12-year lows. Americans have been hitting the road in record numbers, reaping the benefits of the U.S. energy revolution. Just in time for Labor Day, a new report keeps the good news coming, confirming that the U.S.

Is the Investment in STEM Education Paying Off?

August 21, 2017

The goal of STEM education is to prepare a generation of citizens capable of making evidence-based decisions required for the innovative fields that are driving the 21st-century economy. And to that end, the U.S.'s investment is working. However, this commitment will need to continue in order to ensure accessibility to a quality STEM education for all students if the U.S.

More US funds needed to address workforce skills gap

August 21, 2017

A strong manufacturing ecosystem that includes manufacturing engineering education is critical to ensuring the future vitality and innovation of manufacturing initiatives in the US. So it was welcome news to learn that the DOD is developing a new manufacturing engineering education (MEE) grant program, authorized by Congress with initial funding of $10 million for fiscal 2017.

Air Force CISO says innovation key to future cyber defense

August 20, 2017

Securing cyberspace at the edge of the fight is not just about compliance, it is about agility and innovation, according to Peter E. Kim, Chief of Information Security Officer for the Air Force who spoke at the 2017 FCW Cybersecurity Summit. This new way of looking at cybersecurity implementation has been called the Cybersecurity Initiative, explained Kim.

6 Things Policy Makers Should Do to Protect Student Data in the Era of Personalized Learning

August 20, 2017

Is the rush to bring personalized software into schools putting student data at risk? Researchers from the National the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) say, yes. Earlier this week they released an extensive report asking lawmakers to put up some legal barriers to protect student information.

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