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

Blair Christie | Posted 03.17.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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...

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 Caperton | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

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.

Calling All Girls (Part Two): Their Future, Our Responsibility

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

If game developers are going to be able to deliver the products that will "speak" to their core market, it behooves them to add more women to their employee ranks.

Pentagon Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Inspire Tomorrow's Innovators with the Air Force STEM 2020 Challenge

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education
Ravi Chaudhary

The 317th Recruiting Squadron recently started a program to inspire innovation and creativity in science, technology, engineering, and math programs. They challenged students in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland schools with a simple question: Why are STEM careers important to our nation?

Should We Force Our Kids to Major in Science or Engineering?

Karin Kasdin | Posted 06.16.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

A liberal arts education allows us to learn to think for ourselves. Armed with knowledge and experience in a variety of social contexts, we don't become mere receptacles of ideas.