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STEM-Centric Career Assessments

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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Girls Who Code is paving the way in introducing high-quality computer science education to as many girls, around the country, as possible. Susan Nesbitt, Director of Girls who code says that her team works “with a sense of urgency and an acute awareness that time is running out.” More »

“We spend one can of Coke on guidance counselors,” says Bill Symonds, Director of the Global Pathways Institute at Arizona State University. Symonds describes the lack of engagement that students have in the career exploration process in a Here & Now podcast co-hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. More »

Do you have an hour? Do you want to learn to programming? The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 30 languages to teach everyone of all ages how to program. More »