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Is a Career in STEM Really for Me?
An 8th grader ponders the options, finds science and engineering far down on the list
Google Bets $50 Million on Inspiring Girls to Become Coders
Google has unveiled a $50 million initiative to boost the interest of girls in computer science
Will Wiring Up A Dollhouse Draw Girls Into STEM Careers?
Startup Maykah Inc. hopes its Roominate toy will inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math.
Can MOOCs Cure the Tuition Epidemic?
New MOOC-based master’s degrees from Georgia Tech, MIT, and Illinois are significantly cheaper than on-campus degrees
Two Bit Circus Continues Quest to Turn Flames, Virtual Reality, and Lasers Into a Business
Take a bit of Maker Faire, a dash of Burning Man, and a scoop of Chuck E. Cheese, add $15 million, and poof, a micro-amusement park
How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong
By replicating the lecture format, massive open online courses ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning
Memo to Tech Professionals: In 2017, Ask For a Raise
Don’t be afraid; 2017 will be a seller’s year for engineers and other technology workers, advises career analytics firm Paysa
Why Hire Engineers With Disabilities? They’re Practiced Problem Solvers
Disabled engineers make great contributors—if they can get past the interview
Patent Power 2016
The competition is getting tougher
Why Isn’t the Tech Industry Doing Better on Diversity? It’s Google's and Facebook’s Fault
In a frank discussion about inclusion of women and minorities in the Silicon Valley workforce, tech executives and diversity experts say the “pipeline story” is a myth
Want Girls Attracted to Tech? Put an "A" for "Art" in STEM
Two Bit Circus continues its push to move the conversation from STEM to STEAM
Facebook's H-1B Software Engineer Salaries Climb 6 Percent Annually. Google's Go Up 2 Percent; Uber's Drop
A new online tool for easy browsing of hardware and software engineer salaries dips into H-1B visa data
Women Encourage Other Women to Lead and Discover Their Inner Entrepreneur
Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Join Forces to Celebrate Women ’s Entrepreneurship Day in San Francisco
Who’s Hiring? Who’s Firing? Checking in on Tech Jobs, Starting With Bad News From Volkswagen
Volkswagen cuts 30,000, NetApp, and Marvell also slash jobs. But Tinder is on the hunt in Silicon Valley and Tesla puts out a help-wanted sign in Germany
Where Are the Jobs for Autonomous Vehicle Engineers? GM and Google Top the List
Hardware and software engineers looking to work on autonomous vehicle technologies have lots of choices, according to an analysis by Indeed.com
The Ever-Evolving Field of Electrical Engineering
What’s the single constant? Love of a challenge
Computer Vision Leader Fei-Fei Li on Why AI Needs Diversity
At the White House Frontiers Conference, Stanford's Li details three crucial reasons to increase diversity in AI
Analyst: Ugly Year for Tech Layoffs, and It’s Going to Get Worse
This year’s big company tech layoffs are just the beginning; the layoff tsunami is about to hit startups, says Trip Chowdhry
Is Silicon Valley Discriminating Against Men and Asians?
The latest discrimination lawsuits against Silicon Valley companies come from members of populations well represented in the world of tech
The Right Way to Hire and Retain Minority Engineers
There’s no shortage of talented minority engineers. Experts weigh in on how to find and keep them