Economic developers are trying to push technical engineering, especially computer science, in Arizona, but more students need to get the appropriate education in order for there to be enough. Phoenix is an appealing metro for tech companies, but not without the work force.
In other news from academia, eight professors from Vanderbilt University were named inspiring Women in STEM by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Two of the professors teach in the fields of civil and environmental engineering.
A New Jersey high school student made local news for spending two months at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University. He studied engineering and design as related to nuclear fusion.
Without more engineering grads, Phoenix at competitive disadvantage for scaling businesses
It turns out that former Greater Phoenix Economic Council CEO Barry Broome was right: the Phoenix region needs more technical engineering graduates in computer sciences, technology and advanced industries. Gregg Wassmandorf, senior managing director of global corporate services for Newmark Grubb Knight Friank, said despite Arizona State University turning out more grads than ever, Phoenix needs even more, particularly in computer science …
Eight Vanderbilt researchers named ‘Inspiring Women in STEM’
Eight Vanderbilt professors are recipients of INSIGHT Into Diversitymagazine’s 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. The award honors highly accomplished women working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics who have made a positive impact on the trajectories of other women thinking about or newly embarking on STEM careers …
Laboratory internship sparks engineering interest in senior
NORTH BRUNSWICK — A future nuclear engineer was introduced to an explosion of knowledge this summer. Ryan Catalano, 17, held an internship at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) for two months through Aug. 14. Each of the 11 high school students participating in the program – Ryan …
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