There are new tools that seem to emerge almost daily in the technical space. It’s hard to rely on an old-school class when the tool is so new that schools don’t even have proper materials to teach it. So where technology moves faster than education is an area where nanodegrees could become a much quicker way to help verify that people can do things.
Research looking at the factors that cause students to leave STEM majors has been done, she said. But studies investigating the use of career development to successfully predict STEM retention rates is something new. “We wanted to see how we could incorporate career development into STEM initiatives to focus on keeping undergraduate students in their STEM major and be successful,” she said.
The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship Program is a scholarship-for-service program created by DOD that gives undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to national security functions a full scholarship and postgraduate employment.
It's a great time to be in tech. According to data from Dice, technology salaries in the U.S. rose to an average of $96,370 per year. That's a 7.7 percent increase and the biggest year-over-year jump in average tech salaries since Dice began tracking this data over 10 years ago.
Tucked away on the top of two floors of a downtown building in San Francisco, 160 students are sitting in front of computer screens, developing sophisticated web applications. Their school, Hack Reactor, is one of dozens of coding boot camps across the nation, turning students into software engineers. For many prospective students looking for a quick route to a six-figure salary at a big tech firm, coding camps have become attractive alternatives to colleges and grad schools.
If you’re pursuing a degree to enhance your career options, you’ll be glad to know that earning just about any degree will put you far ahead in the working world than someone who forgoes college altogether. But did you know that if you earn an education degree in STEM fields, you’ll be joining an ever-growing industry of educators who are having a massive impact on students’ futures as well as the STEM industry as a whole?
As summer marches on and student loan payments loom, millennials - especially those who have recently graduated from college - are getting serious about their job searches. Even though they may feel frustrated, these job seekers are not alone. Some 60-70 percent of recent college grads don't know where their education and skills fit in the workforce and that's holding them back from several popular and lucrative career paths...
The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide promising students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into science careers, but a new study by science education researchers says that the problem appears to be translating students' initial interest into confidence that they can proceed in science.
While unemployment remains low, underemployment is a severely underrated problem in today's economy, and it's contributing to the IT skills gap across the board, according to a new report from cloud compensation and benchmarking services provider PayScale. The report, The War on the American Worker: The Underemployed, surveyed 962,956 U.S.
Chen, who earned a doctorate in physiology at Michigan in 2008, has joined thousands of high-achieving overseas Chinese recruited to come home through the 1,000 Talents program, one of many state efforts launched in recent years to reverse a decades-long brain drain. China, the world's second-largest economy and one of the fastest-growing, sees a need to bring home more of its brightest as it works to transform its largely labor-intensive, low-tech economy into one fueled by innovation in science and technology.