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How to Retain What You Learn After Professional Development Ends

Technical professionals are among the world’s highest-paid workers, earning an average starting salary of $91,010 USD. However, technical professionals who want to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving technological workforce often need to maintain their professional licenses and revamp their skills through continuing professional education. While professional development and continuing education are vital to self-improvement, […]

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How STEM Organizations Can Help Women Advance During the Pandemic

Science and engineering organizations were in the process of expanding their hiring efforts to include more women. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of female hires dropped across industries from 46.94% to 44.86%, with significant backslide in the technology industry, according to a recent LinkedIn study. “The engine of hiring bias […]

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Tips for Making Your Online Classroom Interactive and Secure 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced thousands of colleges and universities to shut down, the U.S. Department of Education recently relaxed federal regulations for online learning. The new regulations are intended to make the introduction of online learning programs easier for colleges and universities. They also expand federal student aid money […]

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Due to Coronavirus Outbreak, Faculty Start Shifting to Online Learning

School closures are sweeping the globe thanks to the recent coronavirus outbreak that has sickened more than 150,000 people worldwide. From the U.S. to China, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused colleges and universities to cancel classes, shut down entire campuses, and end study abroad programs. In the U.S., at least 88 colleges and universities have […]

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Making the Workplace Culture More Welcoming to Women in STEM

If the global engineering industry is going to fill the growing talent shortage for STEM positions, it’s going to need to attract more female professionals. However, many experts say entrenched cultural attitudes are creating barriers for women in cyber security and other STEM areas. The shortage of cyber security professionals is particularly pronounced. According to […]

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IEEE Rising Stars 2020

For the sixth year in a row, over 370 students and young professionals hailing from ten IEEE Regions kicked off their new year at the IEEE Rising Stars Conference. IEEE Region 6 hosts this annual conference with the primary goal of inspiring and empowering IEEE’s future leaders. This year, the conference was held at the […]

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Advance Your Career with the IEEE Learning Network (ILN)

Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineers have the highest average starting salary at $91,010. In addition to high starting salaries, studies show that the more education an engineer is able to obtain, the higher their salary. However, engineers need to be constant learners in order to stay current. Because they […]

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The Benefits of Earning and Maintaining a Professional Engineer License

A Professional Engineer (PE) license requires a four-year engineering degree, four or more years of progressive experience under a professional engineer (in most states), and a multidisciplinary understanding of physical and engineering principles as proven through a competency exam. Once you’ve earned a license from your state’s licensure board, you must continually maintain and improve […]

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