STEM Education http://kuer.org en Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills http://kuer.org/post/report-finds-shortage-workers-stem-skills <p></p><p>A new national report shows that there is a shortage of workers with developed skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/job-vacancies-and-stem-skills#/M10420">Brookings Institution report</a> analyzed how long job vacancies were posted last year for various occupations. The study’s author Jonathan Rothwell says STEM jobs took the longest to fill everywhere across the country, indicating difficulty finding workers with adequate skills.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:04:44 +0000 Andrea Smardon 48972 at http://kuer.org Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills Department of Workforce Services Offering $6 Million in STEM Edcuation Funding http://kuer.org/post/department-workforce-services-offering-6-million-stem-edcuation-funding <p>The Utah Department of Workforce Services is launching a $6 million grant program to help public schools in Utah fund science, technology, engineering and math or STEM programs.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:48:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45981 at http://kuer.org Department of Workforce Services Offering $6 Million in STEM Edcuation Funding Awarded Engineering Degrees at University of Utah Double from 1999 http://kuer.org/post/awarded-engineering-degrees-university-utah-double-1999 <p>The University of Utah College of Engineering marks National Engineering Week boasting a doubling of the number of engineering graduates since 1999. 368 engineering and computer science degrees were issued that year by the U. Then Governor Mike Leavitt challenged the state’s higher education system with the 2000 Engineering Initiative. 777 total degrees were issued in 2013. Dean of the College Richard Brown says the result has been a reverse of the so called brain drain of 30 years ago.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bob Nelson 42188 at http://kuer.org Awarded Engineering Degrees at University of Utah Double from 1999