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As of 2015, STEM occupations–those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math-related subjects–account for almost 8.6 million jobs, or 6.2% of overall employment in the U.S. The highest-paying roles among these occupations come with annual paychecks of nearly $150,000.
Female college students are 1.5 times more likely than their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after taking the first course in the calculus series, new research finds.
In its $26 billion bid for LinkedIn this week, Microsoft made a bold move, paying almost 50% more per share than the price at which the social network last traded. So… why?
If you know Kelvin Beachum, it's almost certainly as a giant man who has spent the last four years trying to stop other behemoths from blindsiding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The new report also found that teachers are a major influence to students in STEM education.
STEMISPHERE CONNECTS STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS WITH LOCAL STEM RESOURCES
PITTSBURGH, Friday, May 20, 2016 ― A new high-tech kiosk in Carnegie Science Center’s lobby will enable visitors to search STEMisphere (www.STEMisphere.org), a free central hub listing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources across the region.
The University of Pittsburgh is slating $1 million over the next two years to fund faculty and students working to commercialize their research projects.
Though many would say Prince changed the world through his music, the artist also took a hands-on approach to changing the world beyond music.
The global superstar was the inspiration behind YesWeCode, an Oakland nonprofit, which works to help young people from minority backgrounds enter the tech world.
As an organization committed to STEM excellence, becoming a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Provider will enable you to offer a research-based and field proven strategic planning process to your partner schools.
The $34.5 million campaign will more than double the Science Center’s educational space, expand its transformational STEM programming, and grow its regional impact.
he nation’s schools have focused so intently on improving students’ math and reading skills that, in many cases, they have squeezed out other important subjects, such as social studies, science and the arts.
That’s the message that U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. plans to deliver during a speech Thursday at an arts-focused school in Las Vegas, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks.
We were promised sneakers and dinner at the push of a button, and instead we got tchotchkes.
FOUR LOCAL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2016 — More than 1,200 students representing schools throughout the region competed yesterday in Carnegie Science Center’s 77th annual Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair — one of the oldest and largest science fairs in the nation. This year’s participation was the highest sinc
DISTINGUISHED AWARD RECOGNIZES CONFERENCE’S POSITIVE IMPACT ON REGION
PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2016 ― Carnegie Science Center today announced that the Allegheny Conference on Community Development will be awarded the 2016 Chairman’s Award at the Carnegie Science Awards ceremony to be held May 6 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
LittleBits’ latest product, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Student Set, debuts March 8, and it mirrors CEO Ayah Bdeir’s own personal history: “I wanted to be a designer,” she said, “but my parents said I owed to myself to be an engineer.” She became both.
No one disputes that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt built their careers—and fortunes—on their technical know-how. But their successes wouldn’t have occurred if they hadn’t pursued softer subjects like psychology and international relations.
University of Pittsburgh student entrepreneurs will soon be able to compete for $18,000 in prizes.
One girl will land an internship with Marvel Studios.
Marvel is launching a new program to encourage more teenage girls to explore the possibility of a career in scientific fields.