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Guest Blog: A Conversation with Dr. Christine M. Cunningham of Engineering is Elementary

February 5, 2015

How has being in STEMworks changed the way your program works?

Tags: guest blog, STEMworks, engineering

Addressing the STEM Need in Our Latest Newsletter

February 4, 2015

Our January 2015 Newsletter on the rising demand for a STEM workforce is now online!  This month, our own Linda Rosen along with Dax Craig, CEO of Valen Analytics, tackle the issue head on in their piece for the insurance industry publication Carr

Tags: guest blog, jobs & workforce, K-12

“Powerful Crosscurrents” in Views of General Public, Scientists on STEM Education

February 4, 2015

STEM advocates who sometimes feel as if they’re toiling in the vineyard can take heart in a major new finding by the Pew Research Center: Both the public and scientists see the United States as behind other nations on K–12 STEM education.

Top 5 Cities for New Science Jobs

February 2, 2015

Nationwide, jobs in science haven't seen the sharp decline followed by spectacular growth that has characterized, say, jobs in computing since 2001. Instead, they have made sober and steady gains, rising almost 16 percent since 2001 and five percent since 2009.

Some metro have seen far faster growth, however. If you're interested in a job in science, you might want to keep your eye on these five cities:

5. Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh downtown

Tags: Top 5, jobs & workforce, science

The Best Jobs in America? Just Say STEM!

January 28, 2015

CNN and Payscale are out with a new listing of the Best Jobs in America. and it will come as no surprise that the list is replete with STEM jobs.

Tags: jobs & workforce

The STEM Behind "Deflategate": Scientists Weigh In

January 28, 2015

Unless you’re hibernating this winter, you know enough now about the air pressure in a pro football to talk a good game on Super Bowl Sunday. Or do you?

Kicking Off a Banner Year for STEMworks

January 27, 2015

2015 is off to a great start for STEMworks! STEMworks is growing to include more of the nation’s best STEM education programs; STEMworks programs are getting more funding to expand to new schools and districts; and a new partnership will expand the reach of STEMworks even farther. This will be a banner year in our work to ensure that every young person has access to the nation's best STEM education opportunities.

Tags: STEMworks

Guest Blog: Patricia Florissi of EMC2

January 22, 2015

What first sparked your interest in STEM?
Watching the construction of buildings as I rode the bus to elementary school first sparked my interest in STEM. Throughout my childhood, there were many civil construction projects happening and I’d track the progress of each one as I passed. I was fascinated watching how major constructions were built, brick by brick, until they became major architectural wonders.

Tags: guest blog, Start with STEM

Data Disconnects in Education and the Workforce

January 20, 2015

Educators and employers talk a lot about the concept of learning, schooling, and working, with seamless and successful transitions from early childhood programs to K–12 and postsecondary education to careers.

Guest Blog: A Conversation with Matt Dozier of the EAST Initiative

January 8, 2015

How has being in STEMworks changed the way your program works?
Our inclusion has helped us give external validity to what we have seen with our own eyes, that the EAST model powerfully engages students in applied STEM learning. Being a part of STEMworks has also given us the responsibility to maintain the quality of our program so we can continue to be a good example of what STEM learning can look like.

Tags: guest blog, STEMworks

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