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Obama announces $240 million in new pledges for STEM education
The Associated Press via Black Press USA
President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House Science Fair on March 23, Obama announced more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM. This year's fair is focused on diversity. Obama said the new commitments have brought total financial and material support for these programs to $1 billion.
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The 5 biases pushing women out of STEM
Harvard Business Review
By now, we've all heard about the low numbers of American women in science, technology, engineering, and math. Some argue it's a pipeline issue — that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time. But that's not convincing. After all, the percentage of women in computer science has actually decreased since 1991.
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Obama celebrates diversity with young scientists at White House Science Fair
The Root
The lack of gender and ethnic diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math fields is not a secret — and the 2015 White House Science Fair's main focus was on just that. The fair, held on March 23, included students from underrepresented backgrounds who could be the next generation of innovators. "We don't want to just increase the number of American students in STEM. We want to make sure everybody is involved. We want to increase the diversity of STEM programs as well," President Barack Obama said during his remarks at the fifth installment of the event.
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Stay motivated during your job search by pursuing a hobby
Lifehacker
The constant rejection of a job search can be disheartening. It's easy to become demotivated during that time. To power through it and keep yourself stimulated, make sure to pursue a hobby during your search. It feels bad enough to lose a job. But when you're constantly sending out resumes and no one is biting, you start to feel useless. You start to wonder, what's the point?
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Battle over science funding gets fiercer in US Congress
Scientific American
A conflict several years in the making between Republican leaders in Congress and U.S. science agencies has reached boiling point. Science advocates and researchers that depend on government grants are particularly worried now that Republicans control both chambers of Congress. They fear that science budgets will be cut and the independence of research agencies curtailed.
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3 subtle things successful job seekers do right
Business News Daily
If you've ever applied to jobs online, you've probably experienced the frustration of sending out resume after resume, only to never hear back from any employers. Yet, other job seekers you know can send a single application and get a call about an interview almost immediately. What are they doing that you aren't?
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The single best way to speed up your job search
Forbes
Again and again, people make the same mistake: They underestimate the value of human relationships. This is true when you are looking for a job, and — for most — it remains true after you find a new position. Instead of looking for a job, look for people with whom you would like to work.
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