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2014 | By: Cindy Perman

The Best (And Worst) Jobs for 2014

CareerCast is out with their annual ranking of the 10 best and 10 worst jobs for 2014, and let's just say that math and science guys everywhere are about to high-five. April 19, 2014View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: workforce, careers, STEM

2014 | By: Kyle Kensing

The Best Jobs of 2014

For a mathematician like Jessika Sobanski of San Diego, numbers unlock a world of career possibilities. “There’s a huge, huge range of opportunities for mathematicians,” says Sobanski. “Some can go the education route, but there's much more.” Hiring demand also is very high among corporations, government agencies and the non-profit world, she says. In fact, the field’s versatility is a primary reason it outscored the competition and ranks No. 1 in our 2014 Jobs Rated report. View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: workforce, careers, STEM

2014 | By: Association for Computing Machinery

Rebooting the Pathway to Success: Preparing Students for Computing Workforce Needs in the US

The report Rebooting the Pathway to Success: Preparing Students for Computing Workforce Needs in the United States calls on education and business leaders and public policy officials in every state to take immediate action aimed at filling the pipeline of qualified students pursuing computing and related degrees, and to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. The report provides recommendations to help these leaders join together to create a comprehensive plan that addresses K-12 computer science education and that aligns state policy, programs, and resources to implement these efforts. "By 2020, one of every two jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will be in computing," said Bobby Schnabel, Chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee. "This concentration of computing positions in STEM makes it imperative for K-12 students in academic and career technical education programs to gain more opportunities to learn computer science." ACM CEO and Executive Director John White said that despite national calls for improved STEM education, computer science is largely omitted from these reforms. "A key factor in the limited access to K-12 computer science programs is the notion that computer science is not considered part of the 'core' subjects that students are expected to learn. We need to expose all students to computer science so they learn the vital skills that are increasingly relevant to a broad range of well-paying occupations," he said. The report presents the results of a study conducted by the ACM Education Policy Committee. The study, based on data gathered from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, was designed to assess the national computing workforce landscape, and to determine how well states are preparing K-12 students with the computing skills necessary for their future careers. 2014View External Website237_ACM_pathways_report.pdf


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: workforce, careers, STEM, technology/computer science

2013 | By: Center on Education and the Workforce

STEM

George Washington University's Center on Education and the Workforce published a report on the high demand for STEM workers and scientists in the United States. Published October 20, 2011.View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: workforce, careers, STEM

2013 | By: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Architecture and Engineering

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics published the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13. This handbook offers salaries, degrees needed, and descriptions of each career. This chapter focuses on Architecture and Engineering. Published March 29, 2012.View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: workforce, careers, engineering

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences