STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital

This report from National Science Board focuses on identifying and preparing the nation's human capital.

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Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

Developed by the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, this report identifies the top ten actions needed to enhance science and technology to ensure that the United States will prosper and be secure in the 21st Century.

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Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America's Future

America is home to extraordinary assets in science, engineering, and mathematics that, if properly applied within the educational system, could revitalize student interest and increase proficiency in these subjects and support an American economic renewal, according to a new report from an independent council of Presidential advisors.

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ITEST Info Brief: Meeting the Needs of STEM Workforce Development

This 2010 ITEST Information Brief shares examples and data about how the ITEST program strives to connect workforce development needs and K-12 learning in and out of school.

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Career Key

The Career Key test measures the strength of six Holland personality types. These types are based on Holland career choice theory, the one most widely used by professional counselors - and the subject of hundreds of scientific studies. The Career Key test can be taken using paper-pencil or online.  Validity and reliability studies have been run on this instrument.

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STEM Career Interest Questionnaire

The STEM Career Interest Questionnaire is a 12-item survey using a Likert scale.  Items comprise three scales, measuring perception of supportive environment for pursuing a career in science, interest in pursuing educational opportunities that would lead to a career in science, and perceived importance of a career in science.

The links and attached documents provide the instrument as well as documentation for the instrument.

Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.

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Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement

Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement is a product of the previous ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) and includes a series of six articles (plus a preface) highlighting key themes and lessons learned in the first five years of the ITEST program.

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Recruitment and Retention of Women Graduate Students in Computer Science and Engineering

The report, written by Janice Cuny (U. of Oregon) and William Aspray (CRA), is the result of a workshop that was held in June, 2000. Workshop participants included long-time members of the CSE academic and research communities, social scientists engaged in relevant research, and directors of successful retention efforts. The report's goal is to provide departments with practical advice on recruitment and retention in the form of a set of specific recommendations.

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ITEST Engineering Model: Building a Better Future for STEM Learning

The report includes examples drawn from projects in the national ITEST program which seeks to ensure the breadth and depth of the U.S. STEM workforce.

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