Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity

The sector comprises 12 percent of the overall economy and greater investments in community colleges and trade schools are necessary. Stronger STEM emphasis in primary and secondary schools in addition to a renewed emphasis on shop classes will help build vocational skills.

What the Robot Apocalypse Will Mean for IT, Jobs and Work

Robots are coming, and they will eventually take many of our jobs. Before you break out the torches and pitchforks, though, think about how your skills (and, for that matter, your children's skills) can be applied to work that machines will never be able to do.

Getting a science degree doesn't guarantee a science career

"STEM graduates have relatively low unemployment, however these graduates are not necessarily employed in STEM occupations," said Liana Christin Landivar, a sociologist in the Census Bureau's Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch. Those who are working in STEM fields tend to be men. The numbers show that about 86% of engineers and 74% of computer professionals are men.

Tech industries need more female workers

With women representing only 24 percent of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce, we need to stop waiting for the next generation of girls to "happen upon" technology and discover what could be their greatest talent, passion and lucrative career.

Surge of STEM-educated hires paints optimistic picture for federal IT

Nearly 40 percent of all federal hires in 2013 had an educational background in science, technology, engineering and math — referred to as STEM. While a good chunk of those pursued careers in medical, dental and public health fields, Tim McManus, the vice president of education and outreach for PPS, said many took jobs involving the technology backbone of the federal government.

The Stagnating Job Market for Young Scientists

Young scientists spend most of their work lives gathering and crunching data. So it seems especially unfair that when it comes to the job hunt, they’re forced to fly mostly blind. Ph.D. programs don’t usually track their graduates’ employment outcomes.

Majority of STEM grads don’t work in STEM jobs

Three out of four (74 percent) of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM jobs, according to a new report Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Leaving STEM: STEM Ph.D. Holders in Non-STEM Careers

The underlying idea is that individuals who earn STEM degrees aspire to careers in STEM, but to what degree is this true? Leaving STEM: STEM Ph.D. Holders in Non-STEM Careers examines the extent to which those who have committed the most time and resources to a STEM education—STEM Ph.D. holders—do not work in STEM careers...

Girls Inc. hopes summer camp gets teens interested in science, math careers

"The Smart Summer College Camp is aimed at awakening the potential in middle-school girls as they explore the life of a full-time college student and discover opportunities in STEAM fields,” Palmer said. “We encourage girls in this area because research demonstrates that women employed in STEAM careers earn an average of 33 percent more than those employed in other fields."

Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

College grads from private four-year schools earned about the same as those from public four-year schools, about $50,000 a year. But while a paltry 16 percent of students took home degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, or STEM disciplines, those who did were paid significantly better -- averaging $65,000 a year compared with $49,500 of graduates of other degrees.

NASA's Undergraduate Student Instrument Program Launches

The Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP) is an educational flight opportunity sponsored by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing a hands-on Earth or space science flight project experience.

Are colleges already easing STEM skills shortage?

There is always plenty of debate on how serious a shortage the country has of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, graduates, but now comes word that universities are beginning to offer new degree programs that will better train students in emerging technology fields.

Creating pipeline to computer science jobs

Using computers and knowing computers are not the same thing, even for the digital native generation, computer science education advocate Rebecca Dovi says.

D.C. brimming with hard-to-fill STEM jobs

With Washington's reputation as a government town, many people outside the region may not think of this area as a hub for STEM jobs — positions requiring science, technology, engineering and math skills.

Survey Shows AFA's CyberPatriot Having Big STEM Impact

The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program today announced the results of its survey of middle and high school students, assessing their growth in cybersecurity knowledge and career interest through participation in the program.


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