New analysis finds that the majority of the U.S. STEM workforce do not hold a four-year degreeRead it
Science is US Receives Multimillion-Dollar Grant from the Packard Foundation to Promote Value of Science and Engineering in Public Policy DevelopmentRead it
Recent data shows that while STEM sector jobs are outpacing non-STEM fields nationally, Maine lags in developing a workforce for science and engineering jobs. Data also shows that Maine’s research and development investment is less than 1% of GDP, compared to a regional average of about 4%. To bridge these gaps policies that invest in science and engineering from early education to workforce should be implemented.Read it
In 2021, Science is US worked to connect and collaborate with leaders and organizations across the country. The program elevated the importance of addressing workforce needs for STEM careers requiring post-secondary training ranging from technical/vocational education to advanced degrees, reaffirmed the importance of using science and engineering to advance policy, and sought out opportunities to… Read more »Read it
As recent news reports and an editorial in this paper (Our View, Nov. 9) pointed out, declining college enrollment is one COVID disruption that has the potential to create long-term economic problems. On one hand, in today’s labor shortage, Maine employers need workers now. On the other hand, declining enrollment today poses workforce shortages tomorrow…. Read more »Read it
Iowa’s community colleges are showing great success in anticipating the skilled labor needs of local employers and creating innovative programs to meet them.Read it
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Many of the scientists I found who work for scientific societies have Ph.D.s, especially those who work in science policy. So I talked to two scientists with master’s degrees who made strategic moves to break into science policy. Their skillsets, scientific training and education were assets that helped them understand science policy issues. They both said it was challenging… Read more »Read it
When a Florida Department of Health rule went into effect in the state that allowed parents to make the decision on whether their child can attend school after being exposed to Covid or to follow the CDC guidelines and quarantine, many public health experts were concerned because the rule didn’t follow the science. “We need… Read more »Read it
Covid cases are on the rise in Florida. How can we get policymakers to use science in public health decisions? “We know what works in terms of the schools. We know how to keep our communities safe. We have to keep reminding policymakers of that. Let’s stick with the science to get to the end of… Read more »Read it
On April 14th, Science is US and Iowa Immunizes Coalition co-hosted a webinar for Iowa legislators, staff, and stakeholders titled, “Immunizations: Critical for a Thriving Iowa Economy”. If you missed it, a recording is available here.