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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...
A Public Talk on Quantitative Biology an... Business of Biotech: The Bathtub Mechanism (Cancer Research) by John McGowan Ph.D. When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 Where: BioCurious, 845 Stewart Drive, Suite C,...
How to Build a Recommendation Engine... This article shows how to build a simple recommendation engine using GNU Octave, a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations, that is mostly compatible...
How to Hang Yourself with Statistics... A practical understanding of probability and statistics at an advanced, at least college, level is increasingly important in the modern world. For example, many expensive and potentially...
STEM Shortages, Purple Squirrels, and Le... This is the third in a series of articles that started with The Mathematics of the Ph.D. Glut. This article discusses claims of STEM worker shortages in private industry and how specific...

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