Not Just for Tech-Heads: How to Swell the Ranks of the Cybersecurity Workforce

Enlarging the future cybersecurity workforce will require new ways of talking about the field to more diverse groups of students. The first step is showing how much more than just technical knowledge gets rewarded in the field.

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Shoring Up the Foundation of STEM Education

One of the slenderest reeds in the STEM education field is the capacity of elementary educators to prepare students for STEM success. No fault of theirs, to be sure – elementary educators are always being asked to do more and more. Here are some tips and resources for helping early learners start a rewarding, enriching STEM journey.

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How to Show Students that Cybersecurity Can Work for Them

The Start Engineering Cybersecurity Student Workbook can open up possibilities and opportunities in the field for students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds. And to meet our cybersecurity needs, we need students from every related field to make their own, unique contributions. For the classroom, afterschool, career night, or at home, this Workbook will point students to the cybersecurity career that’s right for them.

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In Cybersecurity, Change Describes Education and Threats Alike

Cybersecurity education is the long-term solution to workforce needs, and exciting things are happening in the field. Find out how gamification, competitions, and integration with other K-12 subjects can open the field up to new populations of students who might not think they belong.

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Summer Mixed the Future of STEM with Blasts from the Past

Snoopy and friends made a long-awaited return to their old NASA home this summer, among other interesting developments in STEM education, some retro and others very now, indeed.

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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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