Mysteries in math and science have puzzled human researchers for centuries. Now, a pair of recent studies suggest that machine learning could help them make breakthroughs much faster. A paper published in Nature suggests new connections between the fields of knot theory— the study of mathematical knots (closed, non-self-intersecting curves embedded in three dimensions)— and […]
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we work and learn in a short period. Despite the best efforts of K-12 STEM educators to transform their classes into virtual environments, some students have fallen behind. According to Ed Week, half of U.S. students enrolled in Advanced Placement STEM courses before the pandemic said they could […]
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 […]
From the U.S. to Indonesia, employers are struggling to fill a growing dearth in qualified engineers and other technical professionals. To combat the shortage, tech companies such as Bosch and IBM are spearheading apprenticeship programs to train applicants, who do not have college degrees, for entry-level positions. Cyber Security Talent Shortage One field currently suffering […]
Want to introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into your classroom—or into your child’s life? Join this webinar to learn how you can help foster the next generation of technology innovators by introducing them to STEM fields.
How to Incorporate STEM in the Classroom is a free virtual event presented by Graceann Griffin, STEM teacher and IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee member. Attendees will receive an IEEE digital certificate of participation.
Even in 2019, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project show that although half of the U.S. workforce is women, only 28% work in science and engineering. According to a 2017 UNESCO report, global rates are similar: 28% of the world’s […]
According to the 2018 Skills Gap Study issued by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, it’s time to start worrying about the predicted shortage of engineering talent. In the next decade, 2.4 million manufacturing positions in the U.S. will go unfilled. The continued shortage will lead to a potential loss of $454 billion in economic output. […]