Helping Tomorrow’s Workforce through Tough Times

Automation, artificial intelligence, and innovation in general promise to shape the “workforce of tomorrow” in unpredictable ways. It won’t necessarily be pretty, but STEM Solutions attendees saw both reasons for optimism and opportunities ahead for rewarding, plentiful work.

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Get to Know Cybersecurity Education

First of its kind in print, our Cybersecurity Career Guide shows middle and high school students what jobs in the field are really like and how to find their way into them. One of the fastest-growing, most important fields in the country, cybersecurity offers opportunities for students of all backgrounds and interests.

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A Head Start in Engineering Can Begin at Home

Engineering outreach rarely reaches kids at home, where it might be needed the most. But at-home engineering projects can bring the field to life for kids and parents alike. Read more to discover why and how to make engineering a part of household learning and fun.

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Federal STEM Education Efforts Don't Add Up

Tax reform is just one of various forces at the federal level acting to confuse or undermine STEM education. From elementary school to graduate school, students and educators could soon pay (a lot) more to learn and teach. In response, STEM professionals and educators are starting to get more politically active.

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Opening Up the Black Box of "Career Readiness"

“Career readiness” means many different things to many different people. From career and technical education to 21st-century skills, a framework that fits for all students is hard to find. Could engineering in K-12 be a linchpin to the solution?

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Cybersecurity Education Is Quickly Coming of Age

Cybersecurity education is fast becoming both necessary and popular. Right now, it’s more common in afterschool programs than formal K-12 education. But that will and should be changing.

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Access and Diversity Occupy Attention at STEM Solutions Meeting

Questions about access to STEM education and how to connect it to students’ existing interests dominated discussions at this year’s always-interesting U.S. News STEM Solutions meeting.

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As Engineering Grows in K-12, Who Will Teach It?

All the complicated questions about K-12 engineering can boil down this: Who will be there to teach it? Find out how current and future teachers get trained in engineering and who’s doing it.

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