Tag: STEM

Dashboard monitors Commonwealth’s progress on key indicators for growing STEM talent

Filed in Featured, General by on October 27, 2015
Dashboard monitors Commonwealth’s progress on key indicators for growing STEM talent

In 2003, the Massachusetts State Legislature created the STEM Pipeline Fund to address the growing talent shortage of STEM workers and designated the Department of Higher Education (DHE), as the administrator of the fund. The DHE, with approval from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, contracted with the Institute to develop a new statewide science, technology, […]

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Transforming the Future of Information Technology through Community Engagement

Filed in Featured, Student Success by on June 16, 2015
Transforming the Future of Information Technology through Community Engagement

What makes young women consider an undergraduate major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? What helps increase enrollment of under-represented groups in STEM fields? Faculty and staff from UMass Amherst School of Computer Science contend that introducing youth to various technologies at an early age and providing professional development for K-12 educators can help. […]

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The DIGITS Program: A Call-to-Action for UMass IT Employees

Filed in Featured, General by and on August 27, 2014
The DIGITS Program:  A Call-to-Action for UMass IT Employees

Since 2010, Bob Solis, University CIO, has invited members of his staff to participate in the DIGITS program.  He encourages volunteers to step out of their work environment and share their work experiences with 6th graders across the state through the Digits / STEM Program. “Sharing our personal stories with these impressionable and in some […]

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