Women in STEM Majors and Careers

  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math form the STEM college majors. STEM careers take off in many directions and provide many opportunities for a college student to develop their interests. And, importantly, these majors and careers are no longer a “boy’s only” club. The number of female STEM undergraduates is...

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Engineering for the “B” Student

There has been an explosion of engineering disciplines and subspecialties in the past fifty years. And because engineering and the creativity it requires is a team effort in many ways, there are careers for engineers of varying personal capability. Just as a...

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Demystifying the E in STEM

Our new guide to engineering majors helps you understand the similarities and differences between them and how to choose among different engineering majors and college programs. Download the free e-book; click "Get It Now" and we will email you the download link: Get It...

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Mathematics: pure vs. applied math

Can you be in STEM without math? Math is the foundation of all STEM education. There – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. But my assertion really needs to be thought through, because it is not obvious that higher-level math is necessary for every STEM degree. First, some...

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Technology and High Tech

Technology can refer to both the tools we use, and the skills and knowledge used to create them; because of that duality, it is possible and often desirable for the technologist to create a tool, with embedded technology that effectively shields the...

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Finding a STEM college

An easy icebreaker when talking about STEM college education is to ask “What are the best colleges for ____ majors?” The key to answering that question is the quality of the school’s education - the nuts and bolts of what they teach and how, using what resources and combination...

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Chemical Engineering – Isn’t That Just Chemistry?

So, you took freshman chemistry. Then organic chemistry. And AP chemistry. Along the way you discovered you really enjoy being in the lab, weighing and measuring, titrating and subliming…and maybe you could actually do this on a pro level.One of the major divisions in education, and career path, is...

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Critical Thinking Skills for STEM Majors (and Careers)

When I hear students discussing college admissions for liberal arts degrees, and what they would learn, I often hear the term ‘critical thinking skills’. Well, no matter what you want to do in life, you need these. Let’s deconstruct the phrase: ‘skills’ means a level of expertise achieved through...

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What is engineering?

When I hear a parent talk about their student going into engineering, my first question is ‘what branch of engineering interests them?’ which often results in a blank look. To help my readers with this question, I’m going to be writing about different engineering disciplines and the educational and...

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