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Filled with intrigue, insights, and action, the popular Mythbusters TV show uses elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors and myths. The show has also begun to bust the myth that STEM careers are boring and “nerdy”, encouraging students to explore STEM-related opportunities. More »

Competition is fierce, as 42 high school girls make-up the Bronx High School Robotics team, The Fe Maidens (pronounced “Iron Maidens”) and compete to win. These girls have discovered that they can get their hands dirty and take-on STEM-related challenges, competing “neck and neck” with boys, despite consistent messages that say, “you’re pretty good- for a girlMore »

It is no secret that STEM fields have a reputation of being unwelcoming toward women and that women are underrepresented within these career paths. And, times, despite slowly, they are a-changing. The Forbes Most Powerful Women list for 2015 was filled with representation of influential, innovative, and leading women within STEM careers, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg named within the technology category for her fourth consecutive year.  More »

Increased demand and low unemployment rates are two components that make these STEM jobs attractive. STEM careers are often highlighted as “the jobs of the future”, as they are on the horizon of great innovation, creation, and development. The top 25 STEM jobs made the list, with information provided about the number of projected jobs, median salary, and unemployment rate. As you explore your next or future career steps within STEM industries, these options, diverse in skill sets, interests, and career fields, top the charts: More »

Six universities have received major grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to revolutionize engineering departments through the RED program at NSF.

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When scientists’ jobs involve not just measuring data on climate change but also gauging public reaction to potentially volatile information, the challenges of their jobs multiply. John H. Richardson tackles this nuanced topic in Esquire with an intriguing feature article(warning: the article includes significant cursing – it’s not a typical source for me, I tend to favor academic sources, but the topic proved to be compelling enough for me to explore it), “When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job,” and he clusters his coverage into four areas:

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Have you ever posted a photo on Facebook and dropped your jaw in stunned silence when a suggestion appeared to tag someone in the photo after mere microseconds? That facial recognition capacity is an outgrowth of Deep Learning, an arm of artificial intelligence that commands upwards of $200K in annual salary for skilled engineers.

The buzz around Deep Learning right now is magnetic, and it includes educational opportunities, businesses that are sprouting up, and heretofore inconceivable ideas:

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You might want to plan a trip to Belgium in the near future. It’s not just the land of legendary chocolate. It also houses Dorothee Goffin’s Smart Gastronomy Lab, full of 3-D printers and open to the public one day each week for anyone to come and experiment. Those experiments involve some pretty enticing foods, specifically chocolate.
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