We are already passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but what's the best way to spark that fire in the next generation? How can we help them become the innovative machine builders and control engineers of the future? "STEM to the Core" explores the initiatives and ignites the debate about how to do STEM right. Join the conversation.
Talented young individuals at the college level are being recruited by big technology firms to join the workforce, not once they graduate, but immediately. Corporations visit college campuses, tempting young computer geniuses to join the workforce with six-figure salaries.
StemChallenge.org held its Game Design Competition May 23. The 2012 challenge awards prizes to game designers in four categories: middle-school students, high-school students, college students and educators.
The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University stated in their 2011 STEM report that by 2018, 92% of STEM workers will need post-secondary education. Of that 92%, 65% will need a bachelor's degree or higher and 35% will have sub-baccalaureate training.
Experts at the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 said it doesn't matter who it is to blame. What's important is that everyone — teachers, business leaders, parents and students — come together and find a solution.
Tomorrow, children from the Philadelphia area will have the opportunity to speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station. The event will take place at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia and will be broadcast live on NASA Television.
If you want your child to be interested in STEM careers, you need to spark their interest at a young age. Many school children get involved in FIRST Robotics when they are young scouts or even later, when they are of high school age.