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February 14, 2013
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  • Should private industry have a greater role in STEM education?
    Corporations already supply schools with educational technology, volunteer mentors and other means of support, but perhaps they should play an even bigger role in public education, Rebecca Angel writes in this blog post. She shares insights gleaned from conversations from industry leaders and found that many companies already are stepping up to the challenge by writing curriculum for higher-education institutions and putting professionals in the classroom. Wired.com/GeekMom blog (2/14) Email this Story
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  • Ark. universities see major growth in engineering programs
    Enrollment in the undergraduate engineering programs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville have grown by around 10% in the past year. School officials say the lure of high-paying jobs is driving some of the growth, but they acknowledged that the number of students interested in pursuing these fields and who have demonstrated the ability to succeed is still limited. Arkansas Business (2/12)
  • Women engineers rise to prominent roles in auto industry
    In the male-dominated world of automotive engineering, women are stepping into leading engineering roles at General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. To help support women in the auto industry, companies have launched various initiatives, including mentoring programs and career-path management. USA Today (2/12) Email this Story
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