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Grammy Award-winning artist, will.i.am is a producer, director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is also passionate about science, technology, engineering, and math. He has set out to empower students because he wants to get kids from his neighborhood on the path that’s “about radical change to inspire them” to explore STEM subjects.

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Alita McCoy Zuber, the assistant superintendent for business in the Ossining school district, sees her job as “not only to get people thinking about school finance, but also to educate them on it.” Zuber is recognized for her leadership in business  finances  in an article by Education Leaders to Learn From.

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The oil and gas industry is projected to pay its “college graduate hires starting salaries that average nearly $68,000,” according to a survey performed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Other high-paying industries, NACE reports, are motor vehicle manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing and computer and electronics manufacturing; “all of which are offering salaries that average more than $61,000. ”

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People with degrees in agriculture, mining, teaching and medicine are in high demand, according to a new report by Georgetown University. There are lots of reasons to go to college, getting a job isn’t the only one.  The Washington Post reported, February 23, 2015 that those with college degrees make about 75 percent more than those with a high school diploma.

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The phrase “American made” has changed, according to NPR hosts Steve Inskeep and David Greene, and guest Adam Davidson of NPR’s Planet Money. Greene explains in the Future U.S Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn podcast that the change is seen in the “demographics, the skills gap and also overseas competition for the jobs that were once a big part of this country’s economy.”

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Attaining a software engineering degree online makes sense, according to ComputerScienceOnline.org‘s guide to helping students decide on the right online program.
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An in-depth look into online computer engineering degrees.  No matter the program, students have a lot to consider prior to deciding on the right path.  More »

Not enough students seriously consider a career in STEM. How do we fix this? And can the government help? Bill Nye explains that STEM is connected to our economic success.  So why aren’t we investing in the future?
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