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Bigger Loans for STEM Students

August 16, 2016

Restructure the Federal Direct Loan Program to target loans based on field of study. Students’ interests would be better served and taxpayers’ dollars would be more productively invested if the Education Department were to extend loans depending on the employability and long-term economic productivity of different fields of study.

Why there's too much 'digital garnish' and not enough real innovation

August 15, 2016

“The most valuable and fastest growing companies in the world have really built themselves for a different world because they’ve seen a paradigm shift. But if you look at us as an industry we focus on the edge. When you look at companies that you think are very innovative, mostly it’s at a marketing level … most of the time they are just applying technology to the edge.”

Persistence makes the difference in minority participation in science, researchers say

August 15, 2016

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.