How to See Cybersecurity as a STEM Field

In the areas of career preparation, ethics, and multi-disciplinary learning, cybersecurity education can extend the capacities of STEM education to serve the interests of both student and country. That’s not to say it’ll be easy to do.

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STEM Seems Strong in the New Congress

Our read on support for STEM education in the 116th Congress is guardedly optimistic. The turnover in control from Republicans to Democrats should have little impact on the generally bipartisan favor the field has enjoyed. What comes out of the White House, on the other hand, can scramble anything. Watch the budget request for clues.

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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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Got Engineers? Workforce Development and Diversity in Engineering

For all that engineering is said to be everywhere, K-12 audiences command a limited, often wrong grasp of what engineers do. This presents some daunting facts for us to reckon with in devising efforts to expand participation in the field, whether for workforce needs or broadening diversity in engineering. 

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