A study of masters-level Math majors found that about 50% plan on immediate employment, One-third intend to pursue further graduate study while employed. In terms of career choice; the top vocational pursuits are college-level teaching, applied statistics, &

A few days ago, Andrew Hacker, an author and former professor of political science at Queens College in New York City, created quite a stir with a New York Times op-ed entitled Is Algebra Necessary?, in which he argues that it is no longer necessary to expect the vast majority of K-12 students to study algebra, geometry or calculus.

With rising tuition costs and an ever-changing job market, choosing the right major in college is more important than ever. A recent analysis by Payscale compared job [More…] compensations with 120 college majors and job growth projections through 2020 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the 15 most valuable majors in the current marketplace. STEM related fields dominate most of the top 15. Article

Despite continued talks of STEM deficits in America’s youth, Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge overturns this notion. Competing for scholarship funding, high school students used math to determine the best regions in the country for establishing rail lines as part of a revived High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program. These competitions promote STEM-minded students and encourage teachers to cultivate America’s next generation of problem solvers.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, a coalition of corporate, educational and nonprofit organizations are helping to promote STEM careers in girls. Currently, women are only receiving 20% of bachelor degrees in STEM majors compared to men. With a growing demand for workers with security clearances, defense contracting companies believe women can help fill that void.

This YouTube video suggests there no STEM gender gap between women and men.

It’s always a good thing when students are ding better in any of the 4 major categories in STEM. Dig deeper into the results and see Math Report Card

From counting to calculus and Michael Jordan to probability theory (using video and more), Steven Strogatz, an award-winning professor, takes readers from the basics to the baffling in a 15-part series on mathematics.