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Battle of the Nerds: AP Calculus Versus ... A Geek Gap? Once again America is in danger from a looming under-supply of nerds. The latest figures from the College Board show that not a single girl took the college-level AP (Advanced...
New STEM PhDs and Industry... This article takes a look at the job prospects of freshly minted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Ph.D.’s who pursue a job in private industry, which frequently means...
The Mathematics of the Manhattan Project... This article discusses the mathematics of the Manhattan Project which developed the first nuclear reactors and atomic bombs and established high expectations for the effectiveness of...
Math In Action: Video Compression... Have you ever wondered how it is possible to put a full-length movie which used to fit on dozens of rolls of film on a memory stick that hangs on your keychain? Actually, it is usually...
Programming is not a Super-Power... In this article, I make some critical comments about code.org’s inspirational video on programming in schools. In particular, a comic book super-power is a terrible analogy for...
What to do about the Catch-22 STEM Job M... Now how do we BREAK this vicious cycle?? If the statistic remains true that only 3% of college graduates get jobs in their fields, then how are the other 97% supposed to BREAK this vicious...
What do STEM employers want?... A STEM Infographic Some commenters on the previous post The Catch-22 STEM Job Market requested a graphical presentation of the data. Note: STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering,...
The Catch-22 STEM Job Market... This article takes an evidence-based (or “data driven”) look at the job market for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workers using job posts on the popular...
The SIAM Report on Mathematics in Indust... This article reviews the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)’s Report on Mathematics in Industry (MII) 2012 which surveys the use of mathematics in industry and the...
What is really hot in STEM Jobs?... This article takes a deeper look at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs in private industry, with a particular emphasis on mathematics. What jobs are hot? What jobs...

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