The Diminishing Space Science Workforce: A Crisis in the Making

The challenge confronting our nation’s space program most deeply impacts the cadre of our nation’s younger scientific researchers. It is this group who have carried the load for NASA and who daily are pushing back the frontiers of solar science, space physics and planetary exploration.

Top majors for full-time jobs, earnings by education level

When it comes to wages, engineering and technology disciplines showed the highest payoffs at every education level. Also, skilled trades such as industrial mechanics and maintenance technology, plumbing, building maintenance, and precision metal working fared well.

How Better Tech Education Can Unlock a Half-Trillion Dollar Opportunity

A growing amount of attention has been paid to getting more students interested in STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — but both Partovi and Klawe said the effort is too broadly defined.

Hiring outlook brighter for college grads

That is particularly true for students who majored in math or science, though the number of jobs available in those fields varies greatly from state to state.

Businesses get involved in education

"To ensure a steady flow of American workers to fill jobs, we must strengthen U.S. education and job training, aligning those systems with the needs of our economy," said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "U.S. businesses can and must play a role."

Selling manufacturing to a new generation

Manufacturers across the United States are targeting schools and colleges to let young people know there is more to manufacturing than pulling levers on an assembly line.

WVU creating STEM tutoring program

West Virginia University is establishing one of the first individualized science, technology, engineering and math tutoring programs for veterans who are students in the country.

How the U.S. Military Fosters Future Research Leaders

More than 200 of America's brightest high school science and technology students came to our nation's capital to present cutting-edge research results at the 52nd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

Women In Security: We've Still Got A Long Way To Go, Baby

Research shows that the gender gap in IT remains a real problem, but getting girls interested in technology is not the issue.

A National Push for Tech Education

Recently, President Obama called for STEM education reform, indicating that STEM instruction "requires everything from more challenging curriculums and more demanding parents to better support for teachers and new ways to measure how well our kids think."

Students Need STEM Education for Modern Job Market

Many of the opportunities in today’s job market requires even entry-level employees to understand technology, and apply science and mathematics.

Air Force facing shortage of researchers due to retirements

The number of scientists and engineers retiring at the Air Force’s top science research agency has doubled in the last five years, and defense experts say the trend could lead to a shortage because a growing number of highly trained workers are eligible to leave.

STEM: The hype is real and more important than ever

To make matters worse, it’s becoming clear that this problem is not just with higher ed. A dismal 44% and 36% of 2013 high school graduates completed high school ready for college level math and science, respectively. It is no wonder that 38% of students who started with a STEM related major didn’t graduate with one.

National 4-H Council and HughesNet Team Up to Inspire Future Scientists by Asking the Nation's Youth 'Why Do You Love Science?'

As part of their commitment to introduce more American youth to the excitement of science, National 4-H Council and HughesNet , the nation's #1 satellite Internet service from Hughes, launched the "Inspire a Future Scientist" nationwide video contest today, inviting young people to answer the question, "Why do you love science?"

Technology is leaving too many of us behind

Technology is racing ahead so quickly, in fact, that it's leaving a lot of our institutions, organizations, policies and practices behind. It's in these latter areas where we must increase the pace of innovation. The solution is not to slow technology down but instead to speed up the invention of new jobs.


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