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February 7, 2013
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  • School robotics competition teaches more than engineering
    Students from some New Jersey schools recently participated in the Ocean County Tech Prep Robotics Contest, where student teams were asked to program a robot to complete two tasks, one announced prior to the event and another announced onsite. "This event encourages interest in engineering and science, but most of all it teaches the students how to work together to support each other," event greeter Denise Szczerba said. Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (2/7) Email this Story
  • Mass. school district ramps up interest in AP science, math courses
    School officials in Billerica, Mass., say they are launching a new Advanced Placement program to increase access for all students to high-level science, technology, engineering and math courses and create a pipeline to college- and career-related STEM fields. However, a secondary goal is to bring more female and minority students into the AP STEM program's "diversified" classes. The Sun (Lowell, Mass.) (2/6) Email this Story
  • STEM education can land students in one of many cool jobs
    Studying science, technology, engineering and math can lead to jobs outside of traditional careers such as computer programming or medical research. STEM students can consider jobs such as an ESPN sports statistician, Tumblr project manager, Legoland designer, professional hacker and even a driver of the Mars rover Curiosity. Mashable (2/5) Email this Story
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  • STEM jobs are among those represented at hands-on career event
    Instead of a typical career-day event featuring guests standing in front of students and talking about their jobs, representatives of vocational centers and other industries gave students a more interactive experience during an event at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, La. For example, a surgical tech student from a nearby community college used a surgical dummy, so students could get a better idea of what her job entails. The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.) (2/6) Email this Story
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  • Research shows STEM grads have the highest starting salaries
    Majoring in science, technology, engineering or math may not always guarantee a graduate's dream job, but those fields do lead to the highest starting salaries for new graduates, according to a recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In fact, starting salaries for engineers rose by nearly 4% from 2011 to 2012. The Baltimore Sun (2/4) Email this Story
  • All-female coding class turns out software engineers in 10 weeks
    Women looking for a career change or to enhance their education in related fields are finding new opportunities in programs such as Hackbright Academy in San Francisco. In just 10 weeks, Hackbright students learn computer programming, with many graduates stepping right into software engineering jobs with startups, such as SurveyMonkey and RealGravity, recent alumnus of Hackbright Academy Susan Tan explains in this blog post. Women 2.0 blog (2/6) Email this Story
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