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Careers in Computer Engineering

Career hardware engineers research, design and develop computing components (e.g. microprocessors, networks, routers) to create faster, better and more powerful computing systems.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | Educational Resources | STEM Jobs | Students | Parents Updated on Jan 08, 2016

Women and Minorities in STEM

In addition to the need for more qualified workers, STEM careers provide exciting opportunities for breaking the norm and offering upward mobility and economic security to women and minorities; groups disproportionately affected by poverty. The following guide provides an insider’s look at STEM industries, explores why women and minorities have traditionally been underrepresented in these fields and what is being done to change the status quo.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | Educational Resources | STEM Jobs Updated on Mar 22, 2016

College Success for Women in STEM

The following guide introduces the issues surrounding the lack of women in STEM fields and serves as a resource for girls and young women who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM. It includes in-depth research and interviews covering the most popular degrees for women currently entering a STEM field, how campuses are making an effort to foster a welcoming environment for women, female STEM pioneers and experts in the field today, and scholarships for women in STEM.

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Tagged as Colleges | STEM Opportunities | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

Computer Science Scholarship Opportunities

When determining how to pay for a computer science degree, some people overlook scholarships as a way of offsetting college costs. In this guide, prospective students can find a comprehensive list of computer science scholarships, details about creating a standout scholarship application, ideas for alternative ways to pay for school, and links to additional funding resources.

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Tagged as Grants | Colleges | STEM Opportunities | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

BestColleges.com: STEM Careers

STEM” is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Predominantly, these are the fields in which new industries, businesses, and human possibilities are conceived. STEM workers solve everyday problems, research and analyze data about the world around us, and use their knowledge to design everything from computer programs to prosthetic limbs. STEM workers occupy jobs ranging from food science technician to cartographer, engineering manager to database administrator.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | STEM Jobs | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

STEM Study

Florida Polytechnic University launched STEMStudy.com, as a handy, easy-to-use resource for high school students and their parents who are considering a STEM-focused college degree program. The site contains information and tools about the college preparation and application process, including a financial aid calculator, STEM careers glossary and an application checklist with tips to consider through all four years of high school.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | STEM Jobs | Students | Parents Updated on Oct 25, 2016

Master's in Data Science

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Tagged as Websites for Children | STEM Opportunities | Educational Resources | Students Updated on Feb 10, 2017

Tech Major Guide

Tech Major Guide is for high school students that includes a quiz and resources about various opportunities in STEM fields of study.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | Educational Resources | STEM Jobs | Students Updated on May 05, 2017

Area 515 Des Moines Makerspace

The Des Moines Makerspace is a non-profit community of makers, artists, and hobbyists. Our shared workspace offers the tools, technology, and resources you need to make your projects and hobbies a reality. Come create something! Need help? Our informal classes, user groups, and shared expertise will help you develop the skills you need to finally start your dream project.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | Educational Resources | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on May 01, 2018

Active Learners IA

 Located in Coralville, Active Learners is a place-based STEAM enrichment program for all ages. Their mission is to immerse children in the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through fun, hands-on, high quality curriculum and activities at a variety of locations.

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Tagged as Teachers | STEM Opportunities | School Updated on May 08, 2018

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