Governor Beebe’s weekly column and radio address: Training Future STEM Educators Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.
Americans Rate Computer Industry Better Than Internet.
ATU grad launches free PHP web toolkit | LinkedIn.
The idea: Girls get a set of pastel-colored pieces that they can assemble into a building or any other type of structure. Once the building is built, they can decorate it with the included paper and other embellishments and use the motor to add electrical appliances, fans or anything else that uses power. How to
While a six-figure starting salary might be common for someone coming straight out of a doctoral program, data scientists with just two years’ experience can earn between $200,000 and $300,000 a year, according to recruiters. Academic Researchers Find Lucrative Work as Big Data Scientists – WSJ.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson discussed state education issues on Thursday as he toured the campus of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. The Greater Hot Spring Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hutchinson Thursday morning for the Good Morning Hot Springs breakfast-speaker series for the business community. The program was held in the
The high tech innovation model is based on mastering the underlying digital technologies, platforms and tools and then turning them into practical applications. But, are there other kind of innovation models? Can you become an innovation hub if you are not a high-tech center? In years past, that would have been very difficult, because so
WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if her Spanish degree had helped her land a well-paid job. But there is no shortage of Spanish-speakers in a nation that borders Latin America. So Ms Styles found
To a notable extent, the experts agree on the technology change that lies ahead, even as they disagree about its ramifications. Most believe there will be: * A global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing environment built through the continued proliferation of smart sensors, cameras, software, databases, and massive data centers in a world-spanning information fabric
A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing,
Like many professions today, software development is developing new rules for education and status identification. At one point, a degree from MIT or Stanford was the key ticket to a major Silicon Valley company, and from there, a start-up or a management role. The new culture around hackathons and open source projects is going to
Schumpeter: Those who can’t, teach | The Economist. IN EVERY profession there are people who fail to practise what they preach: dentists with mouths full of rotten teeth, doctors who smoke 40 a day, accountants who forget to file their tax returns. But it is a rare profession where failure to obey its own rules
Equality of Opportunity. Is America the “Land of Opportunity”? In two recent studies, we find that: (1) Upward income mobility varies substantially within the U.S. [summary][paper] Areas with greater mobility tend to have five characteristics: less segregation, less income inequality, better schools, greater social capital, and more stable families. (2) Contrary to popular perception, economic mobility has not
The report is a groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by, struggling to provide and parent in a nation that hasn’t kept pace with the modern realities of their lives. It combines research, analysis and ideas from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks, essays by
Girls start using technology at a younger age, on average, than boys, but women represent less than 20% of those graduating from college with computer science degrees. Computer-related fields are among the fastest growing in the U.S., to the tune of approximately 1.4 million job openings by 2020, and yet we’re producing fewer than half
Udacitys Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course HE CAPTIVATED THE WORLD WITH VISIONS OF SELF-DRIVING CARS AND GOOGLE GLASS AND HAS SIGNED UP 1.6 MILLION STUDENTS FOR ONLINE CLASSES. SO WHY IS HE PIVOTING AWAY FROM MOOCS? “WE DONT EDUCATE PEOPLE AS OTHERS WISHED, OR AS I WISHED,” THRUN SAYS. via Udacitys
Elite business-school graduates are increasingly heading to work in technology over finance as the lingering aftereffects of the financial crisis—along with Wall Street’s long hours and scaled-back pay—sends newly minted M.B.A.s elsewhere. At Harvard Business School, 18% of job-seeking students landed tech-sector spots this year, up from 12% in 2012. A similar shift is under
In the working world, a degree in computer science is linked to enviable paychecks. PayScale, which analyzes salary data, ranked 129 college majors based on earning potential. Engineering, math, science and technology fields dominated the highest rankings in the College Salary Report, which provides the median starting pay and median mid-career pay for the alumni of
Khan Academy: The future of education? – CBS News. Be sure to watch the segment about the “School of the Future.”
Maintaining strong enrollment is becoming a bigger worry for college administrators as cash-strapped families begin to balk at rising tuition bills, according to a survey. Colleges Worry Their Big Bills Will Keep Students Away – WSJ.com.