Professional certification programs are one way to gain entry into new employment sectors with credentials agreed upon by the industry itself. The Department of Labor has a new comprehensive employment website: Job Center USA (http://jobcenter.usa.gov/) in the BETA phase.
In 2006, the U.S. National Academies expressed concern about the declining state of education in the United States in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It recommended improving K–12 science and mathematics education, providing additional training for teachers in these areas, and increasing the number of students entering college for STEM-related degrees. [...]
How have cuts to family planning budgets impacted other states? Need to Know anchor Scott Simon sits down with New York Times Health and Science writer Pam Belluck to determine whether the kinds of austere measures taken in Texas are happening in other parts of the country, including the Northeast. “Texas is experiencing by far [...]
Contributor Tamara Caspary explains how the affects of the ‘fiscal cliff’ could mean serious cuts to science budgets nationwide and curb advances in medicine and disease research.
Cuts to NASA threaten innovation and diplomacy, writes Princeton University’s Janet Vertesi.
Yale University’s Carolyn Mazure asks why Gov. Rick Perry is trying to discourage public trust in science, when its methods have directly contributed to his political success.