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Drought of STEM graduates may spell doom for the American economy
Mint Press News
Due to increasing international competition and a hostile immigration problem, some fear that America is in the midst of a "brain drain," in which there are not enough science, technology, engineering and mathematics proficient professionals to meet the current and future demands. There are 1.9 STEM job postings facing every STEM-capable unemployed individual. The need is even more acute for healthcare jobs requiring STEM skills: 3.2 job postings are available to every STEM-capable unemployed job seeker.
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3 core principals of great leadership
Inc.
A good leader makes inspiring speeches and has exciting ideas. But a great leader takes action. Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways and founder of Peterson Partners and Peterson Ventures, wrote a post on LinkedIn outlining the importance of a leader's deeds, not words. Here are three of the management principles he lives by as a leader.
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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Kentucky invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. The first position combines computational chemistry with other areas of research. The research area for the second position is open, but we are specifically interested in candidates whose research activities will complement and strengthen existing strengths at UK, such as materials, energy, or biological/pharmaceutical chemistry. For more information, please visit http://chem.as.uky.edu/chem-faculty-positions.
 


SC Johnson: Intern and entry-level formulation opportunities
SC Johnson
As a formulation intern or chemist at SC Johnson, you will have the opportunity to discover, apply and develop new products and materials to create the next generation of consumer products. You will partner with team members in Research & Development, Engineering, Manufacturing and Marketing to create holistic consumer products that win with consumers. To apply or learn more about the positions, please visit http://www.scjohnson.com/en/Careers/search-positions.aspx and search the keyword 3364.
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Pennsylvania school to pilot STEM education program
Bucks County Courier Times
Eighth-graders at Newtown Friends School in Bucks County, Penn., will blast off to Mars this year — all without leaving the school grounds. They'll do so with the support of local executives, parents, educators and a new nonprofit organization formed to foster science, technology, engineering and math — commonly called STEM — education in schools.
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Scott McGregor's 4 ingredients for American innovation
Forbes
Broadcom's BRCM President and CEO Scott McGregor has been present at various moments of creation during the digital era. He had a hand in the development of the original version of Windows at Microsoft. McGregor offers a number of striking recommendations for how to keep American society competitive and innovative in the crucial arena of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (commonly known as STEM).
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Georgia Tech researcher asks: Where are the black students in science, math?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Emphasis on STEM has become the cornerstone of the national education dialogue. National and state level focus is on increasing the number of students who graduate from college with STEM degrees to meet growing workforce needs. Behind the mask of those broad and very real concerns is the withering reality of the underpreparedness of black students in the basics of mathematics and science.
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5 ways to improve your LinkedIn profile
By Mark Kats
When it comes to social media best practices, there are multiple platforms — and countless strategies and tactics — to consider. But before we get into the more advanced tips and tricks, let's make sure we have a few important basics covered. Here are the five things you should check out and potentially update on your LinkedIn profile.
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Bots may deem your resume unworthy
Orlando Sentinel
The bots are reading your resume. The document you agonized over, the one you spent hours perfecting — it's being reviewed by a technically proficient but entirely heartless piece of software that has power over your future. If it likes what it sees, if it spots certain magic words, you could get an interview. If it doesn't, your application might as well be at the bottom of a lake.
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She's 14 and changing the healthcare system
The Huffington Post
Maya Burhanpurkar is an exceptional 14-year-old girl whose resume is already packed with achievements in the STEM industry. She is a great inspiration for the generation of girls to come and who, just like Maya, will dream of becoming innovators. This story will inspire us to believe that gender and age are small factors to the big achievements that one person can bring to our society.
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