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STEM Careers matters and what we can do to get more kids and youth to enter the field

June 05, 2019

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.

4 Ways to Encourage More Women to Enter STEM

June 04, 2019

It’s been said that “women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world,” and according to the data, it’s not just a saying--it’s a fact. Between 2011 and 2016 there was a 38% increase in STEM-fundamental Bachelor’s degrees awarded to women, and that includes engineering. Yet surprisingly, women still make up just 13% of the existing engineering workforce. Meanwhile, the manufacturing industry has been riddled with the same dilemma.

The STEM teacher shortage primarily disadvantages minority students

June 04, 2019

High-school students in predominantly minority or low-income communities are among those who are most disadvantaged by a persistent shortage of teachers specializing in subjects like physics, chemistry, math and computer science...

15 best data science bootcamps for boosting your career

June 03, 2019

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.

There's A Nationwide STEM Teacher Shortage. Will It Cost Us The Next Einstein?

June 02, 2019

According to a team led by Raj Chetty, a Harvard economist and director of Opportunity Insights, we’re losing Einsteins every day. His lab’s recently released data show that we’re missing out on breakthrough innovations that, statistically speaking, should be occurring all over the country.

Scouting Into STEM

June 02, 2019

Move over, crafts and cookies. The Girl Scouts organization is making sure that their scouts get experience and exposure to women who work In STEM fields science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is now the largest pipeline in the U.S. for female leaders in STEM fields. And it has committed to getting 2.5 million young women into STEM careers by 2025. “We need to get Hawaii on this action,” says Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaii

Average millennials' net worth is $8,000, study finds

June 02, 2019

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.

The most educated cities in the US

May 30, 2019

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.

Many college students doubt they'll be able to pay off their student loans - ever

May 30, 2019

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.

Employers can do more to encourage STEM skills

May 28, 2019

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.

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