Author: STEM Community

By Kat Castagnoli     You might know Hill Harper, the award-winning actor, from his starring role in the hit CBS television drama CSI: NY, where he played the eccentric coroner-turned-crime scene investigator Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Or more recently as plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Andrews on the popular ABC television drama, The Good Doctor.But while Harper is known for doing good on screen, it’s all he’s doing offscreen that’s making the biggest impact.He’s running for U.S. Senate on the Democratic ticket in his beloved state of Michigan. He’s a fintech investor and co-creator of The Black Wall Street app. He’s…

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The 2024 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is back! The upcoming event will take place on March 2, 2024 at Snapdragon Stadium.This annual event is free and open to the public, attracts over 20,000 attendees each year, and hosts over 150 exhibitors. The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is the largest event of its kind in Southern California.It’s a collective effort between industry, business leaders, government, community organizations, public outreach centers, academia, schools and school districts, and parents. Art Pavilion: Now Accepting ApplicationsWe’re gearing up for an incredible Festival filled with creativity and expression, and we want…

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National Scholarship Month, is a national campaign designed to raise awareness of the vital role scholarships play in reducing student loan debt and expanding access to higher education. To celebrate IOScholarships is joining forces with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to open opportunities for diverse students in STEM. SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships.“We are excited to celebrate National Scholarships Month with SME as we strongly believe that…

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By Lisa Gordon, M.S.  Do you have a path and plan for advancement at work? An ever-growing number of women are ready to lead but are struggling to advance in the workplace. The last three years of the pandemic seem to have only widened the advancement gap for women. A shift in how women think about advancing at work could make a difference.Often, women get stuck at a career “fork in the road” trying to decide between a limited set of options. We think about the most logical step or what makes the most sense based on our circumstances as…

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It used to be that employers only had resumes, cover letters, and interviews to go by when making hiring decisions. That changed with increased use of the Internet and social networking. Many employers check profiles on popular online sites before making interviewing and hiring decisions. And some posted material can leave employers wondering what type of employee you would be. This includes: Inappropriate photos, such as photos of you and your friends drinking or wearing inappropriate clothes Inappropriate comments by your friends – remember you can delete comments under your photos Discussions about alcohol or drug use Talking poorly about…

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Diversity and inclusion (DNI) have become necessary missions for most businesses. Research shows that diverse teams are more productive and engaged—and the companies that create them more profitable. However, creating a truly diverse and inclusive workforce takes much more than locating and tapping into a diverse hiring pipeline. According to a recent study in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), organizations of all sizes have made precedented investments in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the past few years. That same report, though, found those efforts are not finding the level of success companies had hoped for. The disappointment is not…

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By Angus Finnegan Despite comprising 17% of the U.S. workforce, only 8% of Hispanic adults are working in STEM jobs. Out of this small percentage, just 3% are Hispanic women. Representation and visibility play a vital role in encouraging Hispanic Americans to pursue a career in scientific and allied fields, according to the Pew Research Center. Against this background, we recently spoke with Ray Lopez and Andrea Espinosa—two inspiring engineers working at global energy company bp—about bridging the Hispanic representation gap and using their voices to encourage those with similar backgrounds to pursue a career in STEM. To start, Ray…

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Portland, Maine, USA – Organizers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an important addition to this year’s conference program: the Advanced Airspace Summit. Commercial UAV Expo takes place September 5-7, 2023, at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, and the Advanced Airspace Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 6, as part of the event’s conference program. “There is currently a large gap between crewed and uncrewed aviation,” said Jeremiah Karpowicz, Group Editorial Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of Commercial UAV Expo. “Commercial UAV Expo is working to bridge that gap and…

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has announced that Rebecka Peterson, a high school math teacher, is the 2023 National Teacher of the Year. Peterson has taught high school math classes ranging from intermediate algebra to advanced placement calculus for 11 years at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A proud immigrant of Swedish-Iranian descent, Peterson is passionate about making mathematics engaging, relevant and accessible to all students, no matter their background. Amid a difficult first year of high school teaching, she founded “One Good Thing,” a collaborative blog for teachers to track the good things happening in their classrooms. She…

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There will always be a need in the medical field, especially as new technology arises. If you have a passion for helping others, becoming a doctor or nurse isn’t your only option. In fact, there are numerous jobs in med tech that you can pursue that will help enhance the next generation of healthcare. Here are some of the top jobs in med tech: Nuclear Medicine Technologists Average Salary: $78,760 per year Nuclear medicine technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients for imaging or treatment. They provide technical support to physicians or others who diagnose, care for and…

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