Her mentee, a Latina undergraduate student majoring in biology, was seeking opportunities for lab experience, and shared that she was struggling to find the courage to request a letter of recommendation from a course professor. Her reason, Castruita recalls: “I just don’t feel like my professor thinks I deserve it.”It dawned on Castruita that, as a minority in STEM, she, too, could be hamstrung by doubt about how she felt people perceived her.
STEM education matters. We, as a society, must encourage, kids from all different backgrounds, to consider STEM careers earlier in their education tenure and provide the necessary pathways to ensure completion and entry into such fields. We must also change how we talk to kids and youth about STEM careers, saying a good paying job and career or we need you to pursue this career is simply not enough.
An education in data science can help you land a job as a data analyst, data engineer, data architect or data scientist. The data science path you ultimately choose will depend on your skillset and interests, but each career path will require some level of programming, data visualization, statistics and machine learning knowledge and skills.
Millennials have a much lower net worth than previous generations, according to a new study. The average net worth of Americans between the ages of 18 to 35 is less than $8,000 -- about 34 percent lower than in 1996, a Deloitte study published Wednesday found. Despite clichés that millennials are “ruining everything from movies to marriage,” the study found millennials are actually under more economic pressure because of numerous increased costs over the last decade.
While the number of degree holders has risen in the U.S. overall, educational attainment also varies significantly by location. Educational attainment in the U.S. is at a record high. As of 2017, 20 percent of adults over the age of 25 were bachelor’s degree holders, and an additional 12 percent of adults went beyond that to earn a graduate or professional degree. Nationwide, Americans have an average of 13.9 years of education, which equates to at least some college or an associate’s degree.
At a time when college students are taking on billions of dollars in debt, many don't know how to deal with finances and doubt they'll ever be able to pay back what they borrowed, according to a new survey. While 62% of the students polled said they felt prepared to stay on top of their college assignments, only 53% were similarly confident when it came to handling their money, according to a survey conducted by financial education technology provider EVERFI and sponsored by AIG Retirement Services, a retirement plan provider.
Unfortunately, many students don’t know what jobs can come from a STEM education, and even if they think they have an idea, most don’t have an opportunity to try them out or acquire hands-on experience. This is where employers can intervene and simultaneously ensure they have a qualified future talent pool to choose from.
Lawmakers moved on a host of bills this week centered around educational technology, including legislation aimed at restoring student privacy, bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, funding school security and better understanding participation in science and technology-related subjects among underrepresented groups.
With thousands of U.S. technology positions remaining unfilled every day, the need to grow a larger, more inclusive STEM workforce is clear. The challenge? How to proceed. We can help close the innovation workforce gap if we expand our investments in three key areas -- collaboration, inclusion and innovative educational policies -- including reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
A sick girl in Delaware County is able to stay in school, thanks to modern technology. Teleconferencing is helping the kindergartner feel like she’s in the classroom, even when she’s learning for home.