With student debt at an all-time high, affordability of advanced degrees is on the minds of students and parents across the country (and around the world). The debt challenge is significant – the class of 2016 has an average loan debt of $37,172, up by six percent from the year before and currently on the rise […]

Exploring career paths and learning about college has never been so fun! Education Planner is a great tool for middle and high school students to participate in engaging, interactive activities, while exploring how to learn about themselves, plan for a career, and even pay for school. Check out the career cluster activity to see what careers […]

A female in engineering!? People assume a female student must be extremely gifted to be studying STEM, instead of an average student who has chosen a major based on interest. This can cause major anxiety among female students in STEM, and studies have shown it can hinder the ability of the student to learn. In […]

The low number of female professors in STEM is not due to lack of female graduates. A study by the U.S. National Research Council found “more women than men are earning doctorates—yet women comprised 36 percent of assistant professors and only 27 percent of tenure candidates.” The problem is unwelcoming workplace conditions. For example female […]

This year, STEM majors are expected to make the most money after graduation. In a survey by National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) “more than half the employers surveyed said they planned to hire graduates with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, making them the most sought-after candidates entering the job market.” Starting salaries for […]

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 […]

Today, high school students are choosing not to take STEM courses if they are not required. Without necessary prerequisites for STEM majors, students are less likely to pursue STEM careers. Not only are students behind in STEM majors, but several other majors that require STEM classes. For example, math classes are required for Business students. […]

Google’s demographics report shows that diversity in STEM programs is lacking. In an article by Kathy Pierre posted on College.USAToday.com, “according to Google’s blog, 70% of its approximately 50,000 employees worldwide are men. Of its U.S. employees, 61% are white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic and 2% black.”