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CyberPatriot Having Big Impact on STEM Education and Career Choices, Data Shows

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program Office released today results of its first comprehensive survey assessing current education and career pursuits of past participants of AFA's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program.

Can We Have Too Many STEM Workers?

Anyone who cares about the U.S. students studying for STEM degrees has to be shocked and alarmed that already, one-third to one-half of new IT jobs are filled by guestworkers. What will happen if industry gets its way and the number of H-1B workers from abroad doubles or triples, while other temporary and permanent visa categories are also expanded to appease tech companies?

The key to more women in technology? Men.

I’ve read much, and listened to many debate the reasons why we don’t see more women in the technology field. The solution is likely multivariate, yet I feel there is one key theme that isn’t getting the attention it should. Namely, men need to take responsibility to create a culture of inclusion for women in the tech space.

Hype over Census Bureau STEM report is overblown

The Census Bureau defines STEM professions as engineers, mathematicians and statisticians, computer workers and scientists. Quite bizarrely, it leaves out doctors, business executives and financiers, and science and math instructors -- professions that are embedded deeply in math and science. Yet it defines STEM majors broadly, including social sciences and psychology.

STEM education the key to success

It goes without saying that this new emphasis on technology means America now needs more qualified STEM professionals than ever, to push our economic growth forward and to create jobs for millions of others. According to data from the Department of Labor, 20 percent of all jobs in the United States in 2011 required STEM knowledge and qualifications.

Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing

The administration said in 2013 that it hopes to eventually establish a network of 45 institutes across the U.S., up from its original goal of 15. Germany’s Fraunhofer Society, a similar network of 67 institutes, is a partial model for the U.S. initiative.

STEM Graduates Find Jobs, but Not Necessarily in Their Fields

The press release for the study, which was based on research from an annual American Community Survey, revealed that nearly three out of every four STEM degree holders work in professions unrelated to science and technology.

Engineering Grads And Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that a majority of STEM graduates aren't working in STEM occupations. That's not the case among recent engineering graduates, who also remain disproportionally white and male. The two charts below were prepared by our colleague Alison Neary from data released by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Source: ASEE

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

As we hear seemingly every day, there are far too few women in tech jobs at Silicon Valley giants.They're underrepresented in engineering fields like transportation, aerospace, and petroleum. And while it isn't news that a gender divide exists in scientific laboratories too, a recent study shows it may be even worse in labs run by the most elite male scientists.

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

The University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon, along with other interested parties like Google, have programs to train high school teachers to teach computer science and host camps and mentoring sessions for young students. The programs are not all gender-specific, but end up recruiting girls because they are less likely to pursue technology classes otherwise, said Lenore Blum, professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.

Tech diversity? There's no app for that

Silicon Valley companies are supposed to disrupt cozy business relationships and empower the creative-minded with cutting-edge technology. But in one key respect — its hiring practices — Silicon Valley is very much the old guard.

Where Geeks Got the Biggest Pay Raises: Top 16 U.S. Metro Areas

It's a real estate maxim that also applies to those who work in science and technology: Location, location, location. Where you work, geographically speaking, can have a significant impact on the amount of your pay increases.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Awards $2.5 Million to Nation's Future STEM Leaders

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced new scholarships totaling up to $2.5 million to 100 recipients pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields related to the automotive industry.

What a young girl can learn from Utah women about STEM education and careers

Utah's Prosperity 2020 STEM Education Initiative is working to tap into the curiosity of young girls and boys to ready them for STEM careers, a place were women are underrepresented.

Manufacturing companies and an educated workforce

Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is extremely important in building a skilled talent pool for the manufacturing sector. We spoke with three representatives in our July webinar, Manufacturing Companies and an Educated Workforce, about their efforts to build effective STEM education programs.

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