STEM Careers for the 21st Century

“Regarding this issue’s theme—encouraging youth to pursue STEM careers—I find myself reflecting on how the definition of a STEM career has changed since I was looking for my first job. When I was a graduate student in physics in the early 1990s, STEM workforce concerns were focused on the supply of PhD scientists and engineers available to conduct research and development in industry, academia, and government. Twenty-five years later, a STEM career is conceived of more broadly, encompassing a wide variety of jobs and accessible via all kinds of education pathways.”    READ MORE

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