The Value of a STEM Degree

Supporting your child in pursuing an educational path focused on STEM can pay off, as there is a high demand for individuals who pursue careers in these disciplines.

Road Map Region’s Race to the Top ‘STEM Strong’ Takes Root

Washington State is known as a hotbed of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs with employers like Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing and many more. Over the next decade, 70% of all new jobs will utilize the creative and critical thinking skills in these content areas.

Bill would reserve visas for math, science doctorates

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill that would create a new employment-based visa for people who have completed math and science doctorate degrees in the United States.

Contractors have more than one pipeline to worry about

Evidence suggests our intake of job applicants with appropriate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills will be lacking. U.S. STEM jobs are projected to grow by 14 percent by 2020.

Why STEM Is Important NOW

Many high school and college students these days know that STEM careers are often the most successful and highest paid (doctors, engineers, scientists, etc.). In fact, in 2009 the average annual wage for STEM occupations was $77,880, compared to the U.S. average of $43,460 for non-STEM occupations (STEM Education Coalition).

Hillary Clinton pushes women and STEM, stays mum on 2016, at San Jose State

Clinton, speaking as part of the university’s “Unique Lives & Experiences” women lecture series, noted some 6,000 students are enrolled in SJSU’s engineering program but said women are losing ground in STEM.

Tech Demands More H-1B Visas As Critics Cry Foul

Hundreds of thousands of applications for visas meant to bring specialty workers to the United States were filed in early April, but critics of the program say the current system is broken and may discourage companies from hiring American workers.

IT employment strong in March; engineering job growth decelerates

The number of information technology jobs in the U.S. rose in March at the same strong pace as February. The TechServe Alliance’s IT employment index reported that IT jobs in the U.S. rose by 0.38 percent — or 17,700 jobs — in March from February.

STEM workers plentiful among Americans

It is industry spin to say we need an expansion of temporary foreign workers until our schools pump out more STEM-educated students.

Bloomberg to Zuckerberg: ‘You’re not going to teach a coal miner to code’

"[Facebook co-founder and CEO] Mark Zuckerberg says you can teach them to code and everything will be great," the founder of Bloomberg News said. "I don’t know how to break it to you — but no."

IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's Hot, Who's Not

A shortage of workers with both technical and business skills has employers scrambling and (some) IT pros smiling.

Hillary Clinton Confronts Silicon Valley On Income Disparity, Immigration Reform

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pressing Silicon Valley technology leaders to take a stand on income inequality and immigration reform, calling on companies to invest in training programs and look at public and private solutions to the area's growing wealth gap.

How to Solve Tech's 'Man Problem'

Currently, technology companies are still predominantly populated by men. This fact often makes it difficult for women newcomers to navigate the field, and may even push them away from it altogether.

Obama announces education innovation grants

President Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the "in-demand jobs of the future."

Employers snap up next year's supply of 85,000 visas for highly skilled workers within days

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year.


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