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Women In Aerospace: Challenges And Opportunities

By Bonnie Marcus
Forbes

There has been much discussion and attention paid recently to women and STEM careers. Rather than continue this conversation in general terms, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at specific STEM industries in which women are underrepresented to highlight some of the opportunities for women and as well as the challenges. Aerospace is the first industry I’m exploring relative to these issues.

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Mentoring Millennial Teachers to Best Serve Their Students

By William M. Gillum, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education at American Public University

The once heated debate about the merit of technology in the classroom has switched from should we use technology to how do we best utilize technology in today’s rapidly changing classrooms. The good news is that the latest generation of teachers is poised to help with this change and, with the right support, can have a great impact on the nation’s classrooms.

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7 Ways Microwave Engineers May Have Changed Your Life

By Patrick Dever, P.E.
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

RF and microwave engineering is a specialty area within the electrical engineering profession that deals with circuits and systems that operate in the RF and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. These signals, which fluctuate between 100 million and 300 billion times per second, are the backbone of many of the wireless devices that we take for granted.

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

Generally, the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it” has a positive connotation, meaning that while you may not have the job or position you want, you should always maintain the type of confidence a person who has grasped his goals would have. This sounds great, but how do we exact this rule without losing ourselves? Doesn’t faking rebut the wisdom imparted on us as kids to always tell the truth? Does faking it until we make it include living a lie?

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Working Towards a Vaccine for Malaria

By Jennifer Sedillo
Faculty Member, Public Health at American Public University

This week we're continuing on with awareness in the realm of infectious diseases and your health. Malaria is a preventable infectious disease, but the repertoire of drugs used to treat malaria infections is diminishing as the parasites become resistant to current treatments. A vaccine to prevent malaria is considered the holy grail of malaria eradication. So, why is there no vaccine available?

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Boost Your Profile in the IT Marketplace

By Dr. Deanne Larson
Faculty Member, Information Technology at American Public University               

The global economy has recovered slowly since the economic crisis of 2008, but this recovery has brought increasing demand for skilled and talented IT employees. In the sea of qualified individuals, how do you boost your IT profile and get noticed?

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Women in STEM: What are the Barriers to Entering Technical Fields?

Interview with Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone and Dr. Francesca Catalano

What is currently the biggest challenge to women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM? It's about providing direction in careers, as well as boosting confidence in these technical fields that may be holding women back. The time to harvest these highly sought after technical skills should be cultivated early on.

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How to Utilize Similarities Between House Shopping and Job Hunting

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Much like the job search, house hunting is about doing numerous walk-throughs until you find something that fits. When you're down to the wire to find a dwelling, like I am currently, you may get pushed into an option that you would otherwise pass up. Don't sell yourself short by going with the closest option. Just like with the house, it's where you'll be for a year, two years, or maybe even five years from now. Every job influences your career so be cognizant on where you plan to "hang your hat" even if it's for the short term.

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