STEM

Engineering Grads And Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last week that a majority of STEM graduates aren't working in STEM occupations. That's not the case among recent engineering graduates, who also remain disproportionally white and male. The two charts below were prepared by our colleague Alison Neary from data released by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Source: ASEE

House Passes Research and Development Bills

On July 14th, the House of Representatives passed three bi-partisan bills relevant to the scientific community.  A fourth, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Policy Reauthorization Act was pulled from consideration but is expected to be voted on shortly by the House.

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

The University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon, along with other interested parties like Google, have programs to train high school teachers to teach computer science and host camps and mentoring sessions for young students. The programs are not all gender-specific, but end up recruiting girls because they are less likely to pursue technology classes otherwise, said Lenore Blum, professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.

Passion and 3D printers reinvent STEM learning

Knowing how to look up information and to tap into others’ specialties could become the real keys to STEM success. And the hands-on, do-it-yourself culture of the Maker Movement, along with the 3D printers and other tools that animate it, might play a singularly important role in reinventing libraries and schools to work this way.

Students get a crash course in sciences at Texas A&M summer camp

More than 55 students, ages 11 to 17, from around the U.S. are winding down their first experiences living the college life at the Texas A&M campus this week. The students are part of the fifth-annual Aggie Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summer Camp, which hosts a camp in June and another in July.

Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces Space Camp® Scholarships to Promote Space Exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced the sponsorship of scholarships for middle school students and teachers from across the United States and the United Kingdom to attend Space Camp® July 27-Aug. 1 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

Using a Federal Grant to Hook Kids on the STEM Subjects -- and College

Chris Emdin uses hip-hop and rap to bring a sense of play to the teaching of physics, but his message to a room full of high school educators and their college partners in June was to approach their work with nothing less than a life-or-death sense urgency.

Where Geeks Got the Biggest Pay Raises: Top 16 U.S. Metro Areas

It's a real estate maxim that also applies to those who work in science and technology: Location, location, location. Where you work, geographically speaking, can have a significant impact on the amount of your pay increases.

Rethinking STeM Education

The reason I opted for a lowercase 'e' in the acronym that is commonly used for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (or STEM for short) is that engineering is the one subject that is so commonly neglected in every talk about preparing future STEM workers.

Community Colleges To Advance Innovative STEM Programs Through MentorLinks

Through the MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program, the colleges will be paired with experienced community college mentors with extensive experience in planning and implementing advanced technology programs.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Awards $2.5 Million to Nation's Future STEM Leaders

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced new scholarships totaling up to $2.5 million to 100 recipients pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields related to the automotive industry.

What a young girl can learn from Utah women about STEM education and careers

Utah's Prosperity 2020 STEM Education Initiative is working to tap into the curiosity of young girls and boys to ready them for STEM careers, a place were women are underrepresented.

Education in the new economy: STEM plus arts

There is little debate that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is critical for our students. However, we should also expect that success in our global economy will depend upon our future workers’ abilities to be inventive, creative and resourceful.

Manufacturing companies and an educated workforce

Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is extremely important in building a skilled talent pool for the manufacturing sector. We spoke with three representatives in our July webinar, Manufacturing Companies and an Educated Workforce, about their efforts to build effective STEM education programs.

Kids and Science Good for More than Just a Grade

“I think it’s hard to overemphasize [the benefit of] promoting curiosity and encouraging kids to get involved in science at a young age,” said O’Donnell. “The takeaway here is not that every science fair project can be a real discovery, but rather that you never know what it might lead to down the road.

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