Need job ideas? Consider STEM!

As reported in the Des Moines Register, "Jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are growing at four times the rate of other career sectors."

For that reason, parents can do a lot to help their kids recognize the value of studying these subjects and prepare for careers in these fields. This column provides a number of suggestions for helping children fall in love with the sciences.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.



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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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