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International Day Of Women & Girls In Science Highlights Neuroscience Is Our Future

Forbes – Nicole Fisher

“Last weekend global leaders in science, technology and diplomacy gathered at the United Nations and universities around the world for the 3rd Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The overall platform aims to mobilize women in a wide range of science disciplines, contributing to achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Development Agenda. When only 30% of the world’s researchers are women, this call for educational awareness and advocacy could not be more important to global public health.” (more)

Diversity starts in schools – children need to see a wider range of careers

The Guardian – Staff Writer

“Ask a seven-year-old “what do you want to do when you grow up?” and you’ll get an answer built on very limited experience. But unless children are exposed to a wide range of options how can they know what opportunities exist that might interest them? The lack of awareness of primary school children of the full spectrum of careers is highlighted in a new study, Drawing the Future. Carried out for the organisation Education and Employers, the conclusion is that more of us need to go into primary schools to share our experiences of the world of work.” (more)

‘Reskilling crisis’ emerging as 1.4M U.S. jobs face technology disruption

Education Dive – Naomi Eide

“Referred to as a “reskilling crisis,” only 2% of workers could transition to new jobs if immediately called on to take another position that matched their skill set. Most other workers, however, have few skills required to transition jobs; 16% have no opportunities to transition to new jobs.” (more)

The urgent need to get more women involved in technology

The Toronto Star – Katherine Manuel

“There is a problem in the technology sector that too few are tackling, let alone talking about. A recent Brookfield report found only 9 per cent of software developers in Canada are female. Women’s participation in the technology sector has remained between 23 per cent and 25 per cent for well over a decade.” (more)

Half of Americans think young people don’t pursue STEM because it is too hard

Pew Research – Brian Kennedy, Meg Hefferon and Cary Funk

“Policymakers and educators have long puzzled over why more students do not pursue STEM majors in college, even though those who have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field of study earn more than those with other college majors – regardless of whether they work in a STEM job or a different occupation. Yet only a third of workers (33%) ages 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.” (more)

New Economics Paper Shows That High School and College Jobs Leads to Higher Wages Later in Life

The 74 Million – Kevin Mahnken

“The growth of the college wage premium — the added financial benefit accruing to employees with a few years of college education, and especially completed degrees — has slowed since the 1980s, according to a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Additionally, the study’s authors argue that the effects of holding a job while simultaneously enrolled in high school or college are more beneficial than schooling alone.”(more)