Could getting more tech employees in classrooms help college students stick with STEM?

Oct 28, 2022
It's not common for companies to be involved with teaching freshmen-level courses. A new program in Chicago is trying it out.
Alejandro Martinez, left, and Nate Beasley listen to an M1 employee through Zoom in a class at Illinois Tech.
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Boosting American innovation might involve immigration reform

Jul 12, 2021
Experts say U.S. progress in STEM fields is closely tied to immigration policy.
Congress is worried the U.S. is losing its technological edge. Experts say immigration reform is the answer.
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U.S. falls out of top 10 in measure of innovation

Feb 3, 2021
When Bloomberg launched the rankings, America was first. Now South Korea leads the pack.
An engineering student works on a robot. Engineering is one of the fields in which the U.S. lags, according to the Bloomberg Innovation Index.
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A workforce crisis hurting women, especially mothers

Jan 22, 2021
Women left their jobs at a far greater rate than men in 2020. What does this mean for the economy?
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, says the new administration should press companies to bring back female employees who have left the workforce.
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Limits on work visas could send more jobs overseas

Jun 23, 2020
Trump's executive order restricting foreign workers could have unintended economic effects.
A medical scientist runs a test at a University of Washington lab. The H-1B visa freeze affects jobs in science-related as well as other fields.
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The economy could use more storytellers

Oct 21, 2019
According to some economic heavyweights, it's time to get back to words and stories.
English majors in University are down 25.5% since the financial crisis.
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The most and least "valuable" college majors

Aug 26, 2019 ranks a range of STEM majors as most valuable based primarily on median salary and the unemployment rate of graduates.

For public good, not for profit.

A science teacher works with students in a high school in Homestead, Florida, in 2017.
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At my 18th CES tech show, I felt unwelcome

Jan 11, 2019
Booth babes, tech bros and gender bias. Why is this still happening in 2019?
A dancer performs at the Lamborghini massage chair display at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Girl Scouts get badges for camping, first aid and now ... cybersecurity

Aug 21, 2018
The organization has new STEM-themed emblems — think robotics and engineering.
Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo in her office.
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