STEM http://nhpr.org en Are STEM Majors Overrated? Census Bureau Digs In http://nhpr.org/post/are-stem-majors-overrated-census-bureau-digs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Census Bureau </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/employment_occupations/cb14-130.html">reports </a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering and math -- known as STEM -- are not employed in STEM occupations. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:41:14 +0000 Emily Corwin 51672 at http://nhpr.org Are STEM Majors Overrated? Census Bureau Digs In UNH Seeks $38M From State's Capital Budget To Expand STEM Programs http://nhpr.org/post/unh-seeks-38m-states-capital-budget-expand-stem-programs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials from the University of New Hampshire want $38 million in the state’s next two-year capital budget to help expand the school’s STEM programs.</span></p><p>The university’s presentation Monday morning kicked off two days of hearings on $227 million in capital spending requests from 18 state agencies.</p><p></p><p>President Mark Huddleston described UNH as the state’s “STEM factory,” as he made his case before Governor Maggie Hassan and members of her capital budget advisory committee.</p><p>The issue now, he says, is one of space.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:54:59 +0000 Michael Brindley 50299 at http://nhpr.org UNH Seeks $38M From State's Capital Budget To Expand STEM Programs UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/unh-manchester-rebranding-boost-enrollment <p>At a recent cookout behind the red-brick mill building that houses UNH Manchester, senior Derek Burkhardt describes what’s been an eight-year run to get his bachelor’s.</p><p><em>“I actually attended UNH Manchester right out of high school,”</em> says Burkhardt.<em> “But I took some time off in between school to save up some money to be able to afford school, but also to join AmeriCorps. So once I was done with that I came back to continue my education.”</em></p><p>Like many students here Burkhardt says he chose UNH Manchester because that’s where he lives.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48184 at http://nhpr.org UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment State Puts Its Weight Behind STEM: Now It Needs Students http://nhpr.org/post/state-puts-its-weight-behind-stem-now-it-needs-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>By the mid-April at Keene State College, 13 students remained in professor Kristen Porter-Utley’s freshman biology lecture. Two had dropped out. &nbsp;Keene State's Dean of Sciences and Social Sciences, Gordon Leversee, &nbsp;says this is not unusual in science classes around the country. &nbsp;Here, science students are 2 to 3 times more likely to get a D, an F, to withdraw, or receive an incomplete than students in other classes.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 48112 at http://nhpr.org State Puts Its Weight Behind STEM: Now It Needs Students How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] http://nhpr.org/post/how-stem-became-buzzword-decade-video <p>If it seems like, these days, everyone is talking about STEM - that now common acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs - it's because they are.</p><p>In this animated two-way, we take a look at what the push for STEM means for the state - from our public university system, to the State House, and through the business community - and for students.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Deg4t2NixXY" width="520"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 05:56:50 +0000 Sara Plourde & Emily Corwin 48120 at http://nhpr.org How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] Question Of The Day: You Weigh In On Higher Ed In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/question-day-you-weigh-higher-ed-new-hampshire <p>All this week, NHPR's reporters and programs presented&nbsp;<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Matter of Degrees</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">.</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;This special series examined the uncertain future of New Hampshire's colleges, and how they are trying to stay relevant, competitive, and worth the cost.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Here’s today’s question for you:</strong></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 NHPR Staff 47812 at http://nhpr.org Question Of The Day: You Weigh In On Higher Ed In New Hampshire Younger Granite Staters And Workforce Preparation http://nhpr.org/post/younger-granite-staters-and-workforce-preparation <p>We continue our series, 'How We Work: Five Years Later,' with a look at younger Granite Staters and how they’re prepared for the workforce. &nbsp;We’ll examine how we educate students, from high school to college, and how that’s changed since the recession.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38801 at http://nhpr.org Younger Granite Staters And Workforce Preparation Rebroadcast: Taking Stock of STEM http://nhpr.org/post/rebroadcast-taking-stock-stem <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The subjects of&nbsp;science, technology, engineering, and math are all the rage these days among politicians, business and education leaders who say we need more emphasis on these subjects to compete globally. But others say we&rsquo;re going overboard on STEM and that society benefits from a broader approach that includes the arts, communication, and critical thinking.</p><p></p><p> Guests:</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36610 at http://nhpr.org Rebroadcast: Taking Stock of STEM Did Your Computer Connect To The Internet Today? Thank A UNH Student http://nhpr.org/post/if-your-computer-connected-internet-today-thank-unh-student <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Almost 9 percent of Americans who graduated from college this year will be unemployed. &nbsp;Eighteen percent will be underemployed. And, according to the Economic Policy Institute, more than half of those who do get jobs will be in positions that don’t require a college degree. &nbsp;But at the University of New Hampshire, 120 college students know for certain they’ll be getting good, high paying jobs --&nbsp; before they even graduate. &nbsp;</p><p>Picture your computer workstation.&nbsp; Maybe you’ve got a Logitech keyboard and an Acer monitor, plugged into a Lenovo laptop – which is hooked up to the internet through a Motorola router and a Netgear modem.</p><p>Who is making sure all those devices actually work together?</p><p>Turns out it is students at the University of New Hampshire, like Nathanael Rubin and Glenn Martin. The two seniors, both IT majors, are seated &nbsp;between tall racks of humming servers at the University’s InterOperability Lab, or IOL. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:10:24 +0000 Emily Corwin 34942 at http://nhpr.org Did Your Computer Connect To The Internet Today? Thank A UNH Student Taking Stock of STEM http://nhpr.org/post/taking-stock-stem <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The subjects of&nbsp;science, technology, engineering, and math are all the rage these days among politicians, business and education leaders who say we need more emphasis on these subjects to compete globally. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:00:40 +0000 Laura Knoy 28690 at http://nhpr.org Taking Stock of STEM Businesses To Educators: More STEM Grads Now http://nhpr.org/post/businesses-educators-more-stem-grads-now <p></p><p></p><p>Higher Education officials and Business leaders gathered for a forum today on how to increase the number of New Hampshire STEM graduates – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.&nbsp;But while it was Community Colleges and Universities talking about the issue today, the lack of interest in STEM is a problem at every level of the American education system.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:41:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 17536 at http://nhpr.org Businesses To Educators: More STEM Grads Now