Policy makers regularly talk about the need to encourage more undergraduates to pursue science and technology fields. New data suggest that undergraduates at four-year institutions in fact have become much more likely to study those fields, especially engineering and biology. Link>>
Erin Ford graduated from the University of Texas two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. Recruiters came to campus to woo her. She got a paid summer internship, which
Want to make sure you get a good job with decent pay after you graduate? You might want to seriously consider majoring in math or science.
STEM fields suffer from an image problem. Often seen as a boys club or a path for geeks, colleges struggle to attract and retain women in science, technology, engineering and math majors. Link>>
The fact that women are much less likely than men to choose science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in college can be traced to gender differences in occupational plans in high school, reports a Cornell
DHS has announced the following additions to the STEM-Designated Degree Program List cited in the April 2008, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) interim final rule (IFR). Additions are listed in the pdf file in bold. Go to Site/ PDF>>
Just three years ago, petroleum engineering wasn’t an especially hot major for college students looking to enter a field with plentiful jobs. A recent study of 60,000 college students, including 2,400 in Texas, by Universum, a Stockholm-based company, found that students view jobs at oil and gas companies as much more desirable than even a year ago. Top salaries paid by energy companies are making energy jobs a hot ticket on college campuses.