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We Need A Pipeline, Not A Wall: Tapping Homegrown Talent For 2.4 Million STEM Jobs

Paula Golden | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
Paula Golden

The United States is tapping out of STEM talent. For two generations, we have systemically limited equitable access to STEM learning by failing to f...

Charlotte Brown, Aiding in Development of New Cancer Treatments

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.09.2017 | College
Diane Propsner

Just a few years ago, Charlotte was a student at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She was studying biology, chemistry, and mathematics, an...

The Sad Reason Behind The Achievement Gap In Science

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.04.2016 | Black Voices

The seeds of the achievement gap in science are planted before a child has ever set foot in an elementary school, according to a new study. The new r...

Tapping the Force: The Art of Making Star Wars Illuminates STEAM Careers

Paula Golden | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Paula Golden

As a former educator-turned-STEM philanthropist, I have long wished to join the conversation about supporting art alongside science, technology, engineering, and math education. In my mind, Star Wars Episode VII provides the perfect catalyst.

Here's Why Obama's Investing Big In A Community College Idea That's Already Working

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to make community college free for more students, he also proposed inc...

How The IoE Will Drastically Change The Job Market

Tae Yoo | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Solving the unemployment challenge means developing competitive skills, so there are more qualified people eligible for the jobs today and the ones that will be created in the future. To take advantage of the potential of IoE, the world needs millions of people to fill information and communications technology jobs in every country, in almost every field.

Why We Need More Tech Talent to Digitize the World

Tae Yoo | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Digitization. This topic was top of mind for many of the 2,500 world business and government leaders at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting...

The Choice Is Yours: 4 Guiding Principles To A Fulfilling Career In STEM

Teresa Ostapower | Posted 01.10.2015 | Technology
Teresa Ostapower

To choose a career in science, technology, engineering or math doesn't mean you have to have your head buried doing something like solving equations all day.

5 Qualities That Make You (Yes, You) Perfectly Suited For A Career In IT

Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact

Whether you are hitting your quarter life crisis, midlife crisis, or no crisis at all, deciding what you should be doing with the rest of your life ca...

40 Percent Of Female Engineers Are Leaving The Field. This Might Be Why.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

While all of the efforts channeled towards getting girls to study science, technology, engineering and math have certainly increased graduation rates ...

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

Outreach Key to Increasing STEM Student Population

Lisa S. Coico | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
Lisa S. Coico

I eagerly await the opening of the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation, a 200,000-square-foot facility on our south campus that will hous...

How Can We Encourage Students Of All Backgrounds To Go Into STEM?

Blair Christie | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Blair Christie

Three things are true in STEM: There are a lot of job openings. These jobs pay well. And there are not enough qualified people to fill these jobs.

Broadening the Path to Engineering

Vicki May | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Vicki May

While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.

STEM Girls Become FUN Gals at Cedar Crest College

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only a few years ago, Jessica Hile, Jenette Stadnik, Natalie Akers and Julia Kelly were STEM girls; now in college they continue to explore their interests. Jessica is in her junior year and is majoring in biodiversity and conservation biology.

It Doesn't Take A Teacher To Make An Impact On Students' Lives

Kimone Gooden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kimone Gooden

For the last three years, I've had the privilege of being a Citizen Teacher in Oakland and San Jose schools. This is thanks to Citizen Schools, a Cisco sponsored nonprofit whose mission is to expand the learning day for middle school students in low-income communities. They do this by engaging an army of professional volunteers as "Citizen Teachers" to spend 10 weeks teaching what they already do, know or love.

The ‘Clean' Truth About Manufacturing in the U.S.

Ryan Costella | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Ryan Costella

Through proactive engagement with our community and by opening the doors of our factories to students, teachers, parents and the broader community, we are dispelling antiquated stereotypes and, once again, getting people excited about "Made in the USA".

Educate to Innovate: 5 STEM Programs for Young Black Men

Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices

Check out options to help level the science and tech playing field —Reporting by Janelle Rucker When it comes to exposing youth to science, te...

Beyond College and Career Ready: Students, Career Interests and Jobs

Edie Fraser | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Edie Fraser

How do we propel one million students through the STEM pipeline and into the over eight million STEM jobs that will be available by 2018?

How An Urban STEM School Turns Things Around Against All Odds

Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

American youth appear less interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields compared to students of other countries ...

How to Employ Women in the Tech Industry

Michal Tsur | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Michal Tsur

As the burgeoning tech industry continues to do its part to create jobs in a struggling U.S. economy, a major portion of the population has been mostly left out of the tech boom. Women are currently a noted minority in the industry -- an issue that must be addressed immediately.

Helping STEM Take Root: Engaging the Minds of Students

Harriet Sanford | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Harriet Sanford

Far too often, we simply don't capture students' imagination and help them connect what they do in the classroom with the world around them. To use a non-science metaphor, we give students nouns in the classroom when they're looking for verbs.

PHOTOS: The Best-Paid Majors For Minority Students

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

For college freshmen and sophomores, August means plenty of shopping for dorm room decor and overpriced textbooks. Juniors, however, have a much more ...

Focus On What Is Working

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

I strongly believe that at the heart of many required skills for these and other 21st century jobs is digital literacy, digital design, computational problem solving, and coding.

Mentoring the Next Generation Towards STEM Careers

Kate Schrauth | Posted 08.12.2012 | Science
Kate Schrauth

Did you have a special chemistry teacher who helped light a spark that led to a career in science? Or a baseball coach who said your knack for calculating batting averages could be an asset in math class? If so, you're one of the lucky few.