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STEMtistic on Display: Middle-skill Tech Jobs Multiply

November 17, 2015

It’s no secret that tech pays off. In fact, middle skill jobs in tech are growing significantly faster than those that don’t require tech skills. With Computer Science Education Week just around the corner, now might be just the right time to start developing your tech skills.

Tags: STEMtistics, technology

Teaching STEM Effectively

November 16, 2015

Many students in schools across America are currently faced with STEM teachers who lack the knowledge and resources needed to teach their students effectively. According to data from the U.S.

Guest Blog: Andrea Kimberlin, Miss Kentucky International 2016

November 12, 2015

How did you first discover your interest in STEM?

Tags: guest blog, technology

What Kind of Math Education Does Your Child's Teacher Have?

November 9, 2015

Sad to say, in the United States, fewer than one third of the eighth-graders have teachers who majored in mathematics!

Can you guess which state ranks lowest in this measure? Take our quiz:

Tags: math, teachers

#PBW15: 9 Companies Making A Difference In STEM Education

October 29, 2015

To celebrate Pro Bono Week 2015, we rounded up a few of the stellar companies making a difference through skilled volunteering and pro bono work related to STEM education.

Tags: Employee Engagement

Engaging Students—and Teachers—with Classroom Visits

October 26, 2015

This is the third in a series of blogs about work-based learning in STEM. Classroom visits are one of six types of employer-led learning activities highlighted in our employer’s guide to work-based learning.

Tags: Employee Engagement, science, engineering

Minority Math Teacher Shortage

October 23, 2015

The population of students of color is growing, but many of those students don't have teachers who look like them.  Only 13 percent of public school math teachers are minorities -- a number we've got to change to make our schools more reflective of our overall population.

Tags: STEMtistics, teachers, math, minorities

Company Tours: Workplace Exposure Inspires Students to Say, “Wow! I Can Do This”

October 14, 2015

This is the second in a series of blogs on work-based learning in STEM. Company tours are one of six types of employer-led learning activities highlighted in our employer’s guide to work-based learning. 

Tags: technology, Employee Engagement, science

Can Arizona Seize the Future?

October 13, 2015

At a meeting of Arizona business leaders and other funders last week, a small group of Phoenix-area students stole the show. They described how participating in some of the nation's best STEM education programs--such as Project Lead the Way, FIRST Robotics, and Engineering is Elementary--had sparked their passion for STEM and changed their lives.

Tags: STEMworks, jobs & workforce

Awards Season

October 6, 2015

It's awards season and we couldn't be more excited! No, not the Emmys, Oscars, or Tonys . . . the Nobels. This week marks the announcement of Nobel prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry (along with Literature and the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize).  Yesterday, the Physiology or Medicine prize was awarded to William C.

Tags: science

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