STEM in the News!

This just in from Dick Larson (MIT):

The first is Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s  blog post, “STEM Literacy and Jobs,”
http://blog.irvingwb.com/blog/2016/09/stem-literacy-and-jobs.html
which eventually (in somewhat shortened form) made it to the WSJ.  http://www.wsj.com/news/cio-journal

We at MIT were happy that he cited two our our STEM papers:  “Stem is for Everyone” (http://www.wise-qatar.org/richard-larson-stem-mit-blossoms) and “STEM crisis or STEM surplus? Yes and yes” (http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/stem-crisis-or-stem-surplus-yes-and-yes.htm) This latter paper (coauthored with my former student, Ms. Yi Xue) was selected for the Lawrence R. Klein Award representing the Best Paper of the Year in Monthly Labor Review, for someone not employed by the U.S. Department of Labor.  http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/announcement/klein-award-recipients-announced-for-2015.htm

The second is this IBM web site:  “The classroom will learn you, Cognitive systems will provide decision support for teachers.”  http://www.research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/machine-learning-applications/decision-support-education.shtml#fbid=eLh89r4FaS0
I’ve just Tweeted it on the BLOSSOMS Twitter site, as I agree 100% with the vision!

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