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Happy Holidays from Change the Equation

December 19, 2014

From the launch of the Commitment to Excellence in STEM to our Top 5 blog series on STEM job opportunties to our partnership with the BRT on the STEM Skills Gap to our membership delivering on the promise of

Guest Blog: A Conversation With Janine Ingram of MIND Research Institute

December 17, 2014

Janine Ingram, Vice President Philanthropic Partnerships, MIND Research InstituteHow has being in STEMworks changed the way your program works?

Tags: math, STEMworks, guest blog

Do the Math and Nab a Parking Spot

December 17, 2014

It’s crunch time for procrastinators in the holiday shopping rush. If you’re planning a trip to the mall to snag those last-minute gifts, finding a parking spot in a crowded lot will be easier if you let math be your guide.

STEM Forecasts the Flu

December 15, 2014

If you’re planning a winter getaway, you might want to time your trip to avoid peak flu season in your town or at your destination.

Tags: science, math

Top 5 Cities for Minorities in Computing

December 10, 2014

With Computer Science Education Week in full swing, it’s a good time to take stock of the future of computing in this country. Black, Latino, and Native Americans comprise 29 percent of the U.S. working-age population but only 15 percent of computer professionals. As the tech economy continues to skyrocket, and minorities head towards majority status by 2050, that’s a recipe for squandering human potential and slowing innovation.

Tags: Top 5, jobs & workforce, technology, computer science

Check Out These Promising Programs in STEM!

December 9, 2014

You already know STEMworks as the go-to source for the most effective STEM education programs. (In fact, President Obama even gave us a shout-out about two weeks ago.) Today, STEMworks expanded its reach to celebrate the next generation of programs that will make a big difference for American young people. We call them "Promising Programs."

Tags: STEMworks

It's Your Turn to Show Us Your STEM!

December 5, 2014

We here at Change the Equation love STEM.  We pretty much eat, sleep, and breathe it. We may have mentioned that a time or two.  But besides loving it, we also know how critical STEM literacy is for the future -- of our young people, our workforce, our country's innovation (we may have mentioned this in the past, too). But now it's your turn! And that's why we want you to Show Us Your STEM.  

The Skills Gap Is Real

December 3, 2014

In a new survey released today by CTEq and the Business Roundtable, CEOs of major companies make clear that the shortage of skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is very real. They should know. The success of their companies depends in large part on their ability to find skilled employees who can help keep their companies on the cutting edge in a competitive global economy.

The survey's major findings are troubling:

Tags: jobs & workforce

The Top Five Cities for Green Jobs

November 13, 2014

If you think green jobs are a fad, think again. While so many other occupations have been roiled by the boom and bust cycles since 2001, green jobs seem to prove the adage that “slow and steady wins the race.” They haven’t seen spectacular gains or dizzying losses from one year to the next, but their long-term growth has been impressive. The number of green jobs has risen more than 16 percent since 2001, three times faster than jobs overall.

Tags: Top 5, jobs & workforce

Election Predictions: Finding the Signals in the Noise

November 4, 2014

Political junkies will be tuning in tonight for the results of the midterm elections. Will the pollsters and prognosticators be taking a victory lap, or will they have egg on their faces? Thanks to the application of STEM know-how to track voter preferences and behaviors, election predictions are becoming more sophisticated and accurate. Check out the STEM connections to political predictions—after you cast your ballot in the Senate, House and gubernatorial matchups, of course.

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