STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Occupations: A Visual Essay

Using May 2009 data from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program, this visual essay takes a closer look at STEM occupations.

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NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Principal Investigator & Evaluator Convening 2014

STELAR hosted the NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Principal Investigator & Evaluator Convening on Tuesday, August 19, and Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The convening was for active ITEST PIs and evaluators and was an opportunity to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. The event preceded the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Principal Investigator Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park.

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Role Model Videos

Through these role model videos, professionals' real world views and application of math show high school students just how relevant math is to their futures.  Filmed on location, professionals tell students about how they use math in their careers and what math meant to them in high school.  

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Connecting Informal STEM Experiences to Career Choices: Identifying the Pathway

The focus of this literature review is out-of-school time activities in informal environments, a “vastly understudied” set of experiences (Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development 1992), and the role these experiences can have in shaping the direction of youth to pursue STEM careers.

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ITEST Webinar: STEM Careers Quarterly Webinar Series: Bioscience Careers

Moderators: Jeanne Chowning, Bio-ITEST; Dina Kovarik, Bio-ITEST

Presenters: Sam Tran, Amgen; Piper Schwenke, NOAA

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Seventh Annual NSF ITEST Summit: STEM Career Development: Nurturing Interest, Persistence, and STEM Self-efficacy

In addition to an NSF cross-program panel and keynote addresses, this Summit featured numerous breakout sessions hosted by ITEST project PIs and evaluators in 4 strands: Shaping educational pathways to STEM careers, Embedding research and assessment into project work, Evaluation, and Topics of general interest.

Embedding Research and Assessment into Project Work

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Fifth Annual NSF ITEST Summit: Using Evaluation Research Methodology to Inform Workforce Development Strategies and Project Scale-up

This Summit's focus was on Using Evaluation-Research Methodology to Inform Workforce Development Strategies and Project Scale-Up. Several of the summit presentations and panels were archived.

See link to Summit highlights.

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Fourth Annual NSF ITEST Summit: New Learning and the New Learner: Harnessing IT to Reinvent the Education Landscape

This Summit's focus was on New Learning and the New Learner: Harnessing IT to Reinvent the Education Landscape. Key Summit activities addressed these important issues facing our nation's workforce:

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ITEST Webinar: STEM Career Exploration for Middle School

Presenter: Sarita Pillai, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC

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ITEST Webinar: Steps along the Pathway: Charting an Outcomes-Based Career Development Continuum for Hands-On STEM Programs

Presenters: Svetlana Darche, WestEd; Erin Fender, Career Academy Support Network

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