Penn State joins initiative to hire more diverse STEM faculty
Ultimately, the initiative will increase career opportunities in STEM fields for underrepresented groups, as well as improve student success.
U. Houston partnered with Microsoft to build STEM career pipeline
A new partnership is hoped to educate students and professionals in Texas to prepare them for new career opportunities in technology fields.
Illinois launches STEM website to improve education access
A new website showcases STEM resources like career-development events, virtual summer camps and learning centers at local universities or community colleges.
Google announces certificates, scholarships to support workforce
Google says it will consider completion of the Coursera-based programs, which begin this fall, the equivalent of a four-year college degree.
U. South Florida to offer cybersecurity courses for K-12 districts
The new program, which launches at schools in three Tampa-area counties this fall, will stress the importance of IT security and attempt to create talent pipeline to help close the cybersecurity workforce gap.
Coding workshops go virtual at Florida International University
Virtual workshops at the university cover topics like Python, penetration-testing tools and machine learning as organizers adapt to the pandemic.
‘STEM Corps’ legislation would fill DOD’s gaps in tech talent
The bill by Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Andy Kim, D-N.J., would create a scholarship pool for students to receive tuition assistance in exchange for service in the DOD as tech specialists.
Marine Corps’ new education strategy focuses on tech-driven ‘continuous’ learning
The Marine Corps issues its first new education doctrine document in more than 20 years focused on continuous learning in the face of new tech challenges.
LA hackathon for students moves online amid virus outbreak
The eighth annual LA Hacks event will adopt a virtual format for the first time this year to give students a chance to explore and create new technologies.