Universities need to make major changes in order to keep students in STEM degrees. Students are dropping out of these fields at a consistent rate—alarming for institutions! One example: “Traditional classroom lectures, for instance, are uninspiring – particularly for brighter students who have to sit in a lecture hall of 400 students trying to stay […]
A new analysis from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences confirms a common fear: humanities majors and STEM majors dwell in separate academic silos. STEM majors, especially engineering students, take
The Obama administration on Monday announced two new initiatives aimed at better training students for “in-demand jobs of the future” at both the high school and college levels. Link>>
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>>
Representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities are this week to talk about African Americans in the tech world. According to a recent study by the National Science Foundation, Black men and women made up 5 percent of scientists and engineers working in their field in 2010. NPR Article>>
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.