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STEM-Centric Career Assessments

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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Calculator.com is a great resource for all subjects that call for a calculator. The collection of chemistry calculators is broken down into different fundamental concepts. It’s helpful for all chemistry levels, from introductory chemistry, to higher level endeavors in such topics as quantum numbers and advanced stoichiometry.

Art Olson, a professor at The Scripps Research Institute, explains “understanding the body helps us keep people well and to cure people who are sick.” Olson creates 3-D models that provide insight into how molecules interact. These models are useful in Ebola and HIV research.

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