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Finding Your Way in STEM

By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

Popular TV characters like forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and Criminal Mind’s Penelope Garcia, Technical Analyst for the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), provide a peek into STEM careers that can be both challenging and exciting. Hollywood is doing its part to encourage young people toward careers in STEM by creating characters that promote knowledge and skills relevant in STEM industries, especially for female roles. While these career paths are traditionally male dominated, Hollywood is helping show women of all ages that working in science is an option available to them.

Women In Aerospace: Challenges And Opportunities

By Bonnie Marcus

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.

NASA as a Public Relations Machine

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor

Recently I was one of 25 people selected to attend NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Media Day at their location in Goddard, Maryland.  Aside from learning about the MMS, I also got to look at how NASA cultivates public relations and provides professional development for their scientist and engineers. Attention big companies – take a page from NASA on how to run a successful and informative media day.

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.

Calling Women to STEM Fields

By Francesca Catalano Faculty Director, School of Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering, American Public University The number of jobs that require skills in science, technology, engineering, and math—STEM fields—continues to grow. However, the number of women and people of color within these fields continue to be disproportionately low.