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Mass Manufacturers Face Workforce Shortage

One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report having a difficult time hiring the production workers they need, according to a UMass Dartmouth survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted for the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy (AMRPA), a key initiative of the… 349 more words

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DIY Space: Print in Spaaaace--In 3-D

Imagine designing the most ingenious piece of 3-D printed goodness, and then having it printed–IN SPACE!  If you’re an American child in one of the grades from K through 12, you might be able to make that happen.   280 more words

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Why Pop Culture Needs More All-American Nerds

More nerds.

That’s what policymakers say America needs: more people who are good at science, technology, engineering, and math.

But a growing chorus of researchers says cultural stereotypes continue to be among the things discouraging Americans from going into these fields, even as young people in rival nations are being prodded into them. 798 more words

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5 Dream Employers for Engineering Grads

Jobs requiring skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are in high demand. According to a recent study by US News and World Report, there were 5.7 million job openings in STEM-related fields in 2013, and 2.3 million of these jobs were entry-level. 848 more words

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Formula SAE Takes Engineering Beyond Theory

Engineering students from all over the world descended on Lincoln, Nebraska’s this past June to put their skills to the ultimate test at Formula SAE (FSAE) 930 more words

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FIRST Robotics Teams Compete at Tech Show

BOSTON—Like dystopian bumper cars, the gangly limbed automatons collide and withdraw as an announcer calls the play-by play with enthusiasm worthy of caged bare-fisted boxing. 708 more words

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Is Flipped Learning the Future of Education?

It’s a typical scene in many college classrooms: sleepy-looking students sit at desks or tables—either with a notebook and pen or a laptop—and an instructor stands before them. 716 more words

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