Youths Must Be Trained For High-Tech Jobs

The president is right to make STEM a national priority. Yet he must be careful to also back critical efforts by industry to develop the next generation of high-tech workers. Our leaders must not only support STEM education, but those who create jobs and drive growth in a technology-based economy.

Ranking Member Johnson Introduces STEM Opportunities Act

H.R. 467 would require federal agencies that fund scientific research to collect more comprehensive demographic data on the recipients of federal research awards and on STEM faculty at U.S. universities (while protecting individuals' privacy); promote data-driven research on the participation and trajectories of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM so that policy makers can design more effective policies and practices to reduce barriers...

The top tech priority of 2015: Two X chromosomes

Lots of theories have been put forward to explain the decline of women in tech in the US in recent decades. The most recent guinea pig is the "brogrammer" culture that has coalesced in many technology teams. It's a real thing and it has to change in order to stop the women who are already in the tech industry from leaving to do something else. But, the problem also starts a lot sooner.

'State of the Union' Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

Many community colleges offer excellent degree programs in fields such as automotive technology, manufacturing, information technology and computer science, health care and engineering. Within two years, a student can earn a technical certification, associate's degree or a strong transcript of credits that will transfer to a four-year institution for further studies.

7 EdTech Startups Revolutionizing STEM

Today's science education is broken. At the moment, the solution isn't coming from schools, but rather from startups. Science is too expensive for school district budgets, but large companies are able to mass-market solutions to student needs at low cost to schools.

Coding the Future: Training Tomorrow's Programmers Today

Programming isn't key because it teaches modern skills, it's important because it teaches computational thinking, a mindset that helps enhance critical thinking and prepare the children of today for learning and iterating their skills in the future. Programming isn't just for K-12 school children, however. The need for programmers across the world has never been so acute. In the United States alone, it's estimated that more than 1 million programming jobs will go unfilled by the year 2021.

Dow Partners with the American Chemical Society to Improve Chemistry Teaching Throughout North America

“This new partnership comes at a critical time,” said Adam Boyd, AACT program director. “Enrollment in high school chemistry classes is on the rise. Yet, only 35 percent of high school chemistry teachers have both a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and are actually certified to teach it.” In order to prepare these teachers for the challenges they face in the chemistry classroom, Dow and AACT will host a series of teacher summits in cities around the country, with the first summit occurring this summer in Midland, Michigan.

Trobo Robot Tells Stories About STEM

Little kids love stuffed animals. Two dads, Jeremy Scheinberg and Chris Harden, decided to take advantage of this fact and design a plushy that would inspire kids to explore STEM concepts.

People more interested in STEM careers in developing countries, study finds

Almost 85 per cent of people in developing nations agreed that they would like to work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), whereas fewer than six in ten respondents in developed countries said they would, according to the Microsoft report ‘Views from around the globe’. Moreover, 77 per cent of women in developing countries felt encouraged to work in STEM fields, while only 46 per cent of women in more prosperous countries experienced the same encouragement.

NASA Joins White House, from Ground and Space, to Discuss State of STEM Education in America

NASA will join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) Wednesday, Jan. 21 for its third annual State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SoSTEM) event. The event will air live on NASA Television, beginning at 1 p.m. EST, and also will be live-streamed online.

Vice President Biden Announces $25 Million in Funding for Cybersecurity Education at HBCUs

As highlighted by the President earlier in the week, the rapid growth of cybercrime is creating a growing need for cybersecurity professionals across a range of industries, from financial services, health care, and retail to the US government itself. By some estimates, the demand for cybersecurity workers is growing 12 times faster than the U.S. job market, and is creating well-paying jobs.

Disciplines That Expect Brilliance Tend to Punish Women, Study Finds

The study’s authors suggested several reasons women could be underrepresented in fields that value raw talent. There could be bias, often unconscious, among the discipline’s practitioners. Women might also self-select out of those fields, either because they have internalized the stereotype that they are not as innately talented as men or because they anticipate a difficult work atmosphere in which they constantly must prove their worth.

Some criticize STEM education for not offering best ‘employability’

Some are asking whether STEM degrees have a “shelf-life,” or if technical skills lose their relevance over time after graduation. Others worry that older STEM workers are at risk of being forced out of their jobs by younger workers with more up-to-date skills. “Technical degrees – yeah, they change – but hopefully you’ll be a part of that change,” Hanson said. “You should be learning as you’re innovating.”

2015′s Best and Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

Given such high demand, STEM careers are currently some of the most lucrative in the country, earning higher salaries and facing lower threats of unemployment compared with non-STEM workers. In fact, the annual average wage for all STEM jobs was $79,640 in 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this past April. That’s 71 percent more than the national annual average wage of $46,440 for all jobs.

Want to Change the Face of Technology? Look to Our Girls

When I first imagined Techbridge in 1999, I wanted girls in Oakland to have the chance to pursue studies and careers in which they could inspire and be inspired by technology. I wasn't sure that they would -- not because they didn't have the potential but because they didn't have opportunities. Techbridge was designed to even the odds and empower girls to design their futures in science, technology, and engineering with support from the National Science Foundation.


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