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November 2, 2012
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  • University to develop national model for community-college transfers
    Students who begin their science, technology, engineering and math education in community college sometimes face the challenge of transferring classes to a university and staying on schedule for graduation. The University of Maryland Baltimore County has plans to create a national framework for improving the coordination between colleges and universities and streamlining opportunities for these students. (11/1) Email this Story
  • Students design, compete in formula racing
    College-engineering students with a need for speed are competing in the Global Formula Racing in cars they design and build themselves. Hundreds of teams from colleges around the world compete, and in some cases, work together. Oregon State University's team, for example, has a partnership with DHBW - Ravensburg, a college in southern Germany. The Oregonian (Portland) (11/1) Email this Story
  • Engineering students take to the skies for latest lessons
    Some students in Council Bluffs, Neb., had their heads in the clouds recently as they put their flight training to work in the cockpit of a real plane. The fourteen aerospace engineering studies students have been training for this moment in the classroom and on a flight simulator. "It gets you a lot more connected with what you're doing," high-school junior AJ Stanley said. "We've been working all this time to fly in an airplane, and now we've flown in an airplane." Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (11/1)
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  • N.C. tech startups struggle to fill job openings
    Like many industries searching for skilled workers in various fields, technology startups in Durham, N.C., are reaching out to potential employees with limited success. Even at a recent job fair, employers with plenty of openings met with a scarcity of qualified applicants. "It definitely has felt like whatever this recession was, it was not in Durham or not in the tech sector," said Will Elliott, who is vice president of marketing at Contactology, an e-mail marketing firm with six job openings. "You think you'd be inundated, but we did not find that to be the case." The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (11/1) Email this Story
  • Tech skills open up job opportunities in various industries
    Students with an interest in technology should be reminded that tech skills can be utilized in areas including architecture and energy. "Technology permeates every workplace and job," said John Leech, executive director of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia. "Every system we rely on -- water, roads and transportation, telecommunications and Internet, hydro and natural gas, environment, health, forestry and many more -- utilizes engineering and applied science technology professionals working in the background." Burnaby NewsLeader (British Columbia) (11/1)
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