According to a New York Times article published last month, nearly 40 percents of students who plan to major in a STEM field at the time of matriculation switch their major or fail to obtain any degree whatsoever. STEM student numbers at Tufts, at least in engineering, are defying this trend – the net attrition rate from the engineering school is 0 percent.
Generating home-grown engineers and scientists is crucial to ensuring our nation’s leadership in the technological innovations that have fueled our economy for decades — and to employing Americans in related industries.
The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, announced the inaugural inductees into their newly established PhD Project Hall of Fame.
The North Carolina-based Duke Endowment announced Wednesday that it is awarding $35 million to Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). The gift, which is slated to fund a $25 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM initiative, is believed to be one of the largest donations awarded to a historically Black college or university, officials say.
Women may be happy about the strides they’ve made in corporate America, but they’re hardly satisfied.
Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a field hearing in Texarkana, Texas to highlight the role of community colleges in advancing America’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. This is the third in a series of hearings to highlight STEM education activities across the nation, their role in inspiring and educating future generations, and their contribution to our future economic prosperity
NEW YORK, NY — Research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical as the nation addresses key challenges in healthcare, the environment, national security and the economy. One problem, however, is that there is an inadequate supply of college graduates excelling in these fields.
The first African American to walk in space has a new mission – to help improve maths and science skills in Africa and to help young Africans reach for the stars.
Florida Memorial University (FMU), South Florida’s only historically black college or university (HBCU), received national recognition when the Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) selected it as the July 2011 HBCU of the Month.
Long before terms like workplace diversity, affirmative action, and inclusion became American standards, Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson conspired to change their game of baseball.