Help Wanted: All Positions, STEM Skills Preferred
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Help Wanted to Close the Skills Gap
Joan Lebow, NYAS Contributor
Nearly two decades after the acronym STEM first entered the national lexicon, the need for STEM skills remains central to the national conversation about workforce readiness. The reality is more complex.
Minding the Science and Technology Skills Gap
Alan Dove, PhD, NYAS Contributor
As science and technology drives the global economy, experts discuss how to best prepare the workforce to prevent a widening skills gap.
What Do Teachers Think About the Skills Gap?
Robert Birchard, NYAS Staff
Academics, politicians, and entrepreneurs all have opinions on the skills gap, but what do teachers think about this vexing problem?
There Are Women in Science, the Challenge Is Keeping Them There
Sonya Dougal, PhD, NYAS Staff
Gender equality in science has become a crisis of retention. In the U.S., women now earn approximately half of the doctoral degrees awarded across life sciences, yet only 30 percent of tenured professors are women, and even fewer are in academic leadership positions.
Not Getting Your Grant Could Be the Best Thing for Your Career
Ann Delfaro, NYAS Contributor
As more and more doctoral students finish their PhD's and cannot find a position in academia, they're finding that their skills are highly valued by employers in the business, government, and industry sectors.
I Am a Scientist – Should I Be an Entrepreneur?
Chenelle Bonavito Martinez, NYAS Staff
Scientists turned entrepreneurs discuss the challenges and opportunities when launching a “start-up.”
Non-STEM Skills Give an Edge to STEM Professionals
Pinelopi Kyriazi, NYAS Contributor
Discipline-specific skill sets are only part of what employers look for in potential employees. Communication, teamwork, networking and time management are also in high demand.
The 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists National Laureates
Carina Storrs, PhD, NYAS Contributor
The 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists announces their National Laureates, some of the rising stars of science who are receiving recognition for their ground-breaking research.
Collaboration Is Key to Breaking New Ground in Genomics
Marie Samanovic Golden, PhD, NYAS Contributor
Daniel L. Kastner, MD, PhD received the 2019 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine for his pioneering work on the genomics of auto-inflammatory diseases.
High School Student Inspired to Help After Experiencing Natural Disaster
Mandy Carr, NYAS Staff
Luis G. Alvarez, a student in The Junior Academy, relates how he was inspired to help others in disaster situations after experiencing the eruption of Volcan de Fuego in his native Guatemala.
Innovation Challenges: STEM Talent Takes Action
Robert Birchard, NYAS Staff
Recent sponsors of and participants in some of the Academy's Innovations Challenges discuss how this program has allowed them to use STEM skills to find solutions to real world problems.
So, You Want to Publish a Scientific Paper?
Douglas Braaten, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Publications & Editor-in-Chief, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences offers some advice for scientists who want to learn how to write a scientific paper that will be published.
How Can Humans Compete with Artificial Intelligence?
Jerry Hultin, Chair, New York Academy of Sciences Board of Governors
The advent of the Intelligence Revolution will present many opportunities that benefit humanity, as well as some drawbacks. How can we respond to these changes?
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