Intelligent robots, self-driving cars, neuro-technological brain enhancements, genetic editing—whether we recognize it or not, technology is evolving exponentially. Called the “Fourth Revolution” by professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, we’re in an era where technology is blurring the lines between physical and digital spheres.
A professional engineer studies many subjects to earn a degree in this field. Although you may not have the same knowledge and experience as a professional engineer, anyone can apply engineering principles to solve problems. You might produce a thing with engineering, or you could solve a problem. Explore the world of engineering to begin thinking like a specialized problem-solver.
HENAAC stands for Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation
"HENAAC scholarship recipients continue to pave the way for future generations of Hispanics and lead by example to empower our communities and enhance our nation’s professional technical workforce." from the Scholarship description.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Florida's College of Education a $1.2 million grant to offer scholarships for math and science majors who go into teaching careers.
According to a news release, the grant will fund scholarships worth $10,000 each for 50 undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math fields who commit to teaching at least two years in high-needs public school districts. The grant covers five years of funding.
The scholarships will go to UF students enrolled in UFTeach, a program where students teach in supervised classrooms in high-poverty schools.
There are still an overwhelming number of occupations that require specialized skills and talent, but not enough qualified professionals who are applying for or filling those positions. There is still a movement to entice female students, minority students—heck, all students—to pursue an education followed by an occupation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
In his inaugural address, freshly reelected President Barack Obama took time to call for immigration reform, especially noting the need for rule changes to better accommodate those with upper-tier educations and high-tech skills.
New evidence shows that it isn’t just startups that are clamoring for tech-talent. As more employers scramble to ramp up innovation, a STEM degree could be the fast-track to financial and professional success every new grad is dreaming of.