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STEM at Houston Community College: Books & eBooks
As Houston area attracts more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based corporations, there is an increased need for a well-trained STEM workforce.
Many jobs of the future will involve science, technology, engineering, and math, but how can we expect our students to go into careers as mechanical engineers, environmental scientists, or computer programmers when they've never met the people who have these jobs? Students might not even realize that they have career options in STEM fields. Introduce your students to the numerous STEM careers available by connecting them to actual STEM professionals who can act as role models and career mentors, showing students how their school work applies to the world and their future job opportunities.
The authors of this book's 16 chapters provide examples and inspiration to spark students' interest in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Some chapters showcase career-awareness programs. Others talk about pipeline-building projects that start as early as elementary school or that expose older students to careers via externships or service learning. The ideas and experiences described in the book will encourage you to change the future of your students, and possibly even the world.
'Success with STEM' is packed with advice and ideas to support and enthuse all those involved in the planning and delivery of STEM in the secondary school. It offers guidance on current issues and priority areas to help you make informed judgements about your own practice and argue for further support for your subject in school.
The push is on for students to embrace STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines, first in school and then in the workplace. This series highlights the career possibilities within each subject area under the STEM umbrella. The focus
Students interested in math are often adept problem-solvers with essential critical thinking skills that can complement countless other fields of study and that are useful in a wide range of careers. Readers will learn how a background in math can be chan
The Most Influential Women in STEM by Barbara Allman
Publication Date: 2018-07-15
The stories of the many women who excel in STEM fields, despite real obstacles, need to be told. This book assembles profiles of Nobel Laureates, as well as those who were overlooked. It introduces the reader to women who received encouragement from their families, and of those who had to fight for an education. It tells of the successes of women held in high regard by male colleagues, and of those scorned. Their stories will embolden the next generation of female leaders in STEM and enlighten the males who will be there working alongside them.
The African American Student's Guide to STEM Careers by Robert T. Palmer; Alonzo T. Flowers
Publication Date: 2016-12-05
This book comprehensively reviews the factors that facilitate access and success of Black students in STEM majors in higher education, and it shares compelling testimonies from Black STEM professionals that will help inspire the next generation of Black scientists and engineers. Most experts agree that America's success depends on having a workforce that is highly prepared in STEM areas. Unfortunately, students of color continue to be underrepresented in higher education, and specifically, in completing degrees and entering careers within the STEM fields. This book supports African American students (as well as all students) who are interested in STEM careers, providing information on the top colleges with STEM-related programs, particularly those that best support racially diverse students; practical advice for preparing for entrance into STEM programs; and inspirational stories of successful African Americans in STEM-related careers. Authored by three educators expert in the areas of academic development of African Americans and minorities, STEM, and higher education, The African American Student's Guide to STEM Careers focuses on preparing Black students for STEM from K-12 through graduate school. Readers will more fully appreciate the importance of STEM, recognize why more Black students need to be more actively engaged in these disciplines, and understand how to prepare Black students for success in STEM throughout the educational pipeline. * Addresses how African American students can plan and prepare for a career in STEM, choose a college and STEM program, pay for college, choose their major, continue to graduate school, and choose a career in STEM * Discusses the importance of Black students being more engaged in STEM and identifies ways to prepare them for success in the STEM fields from K-12 to graduate school * Highlights ways educators can formulate actionable plans to help increase the success of Black students in STEM * Presents personal testimonies from professionals in STEM that will inspire the next generation of Black scientists and engineers
The Latino Student's Guide to STEM Careers by Laura I. Rendón (Editor); Vijay Kanagala (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-09-08
This book is an essential resource that Latino/a students and families need to make the best decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. It can also serve to aid faculty, counselors, and advisors to assist students at every step of entering and completing a STEM career. As a fast-growing, major segment of the U.S. population, the next generation of Latinos and Latinas could be key to future American advances in science and technology. With the appropriate encouragement for Latinos/as to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, they can become the creative innovators who will produce technological advances we all need and can enjoy--from faster tech devices to more energy efficient transportation to cures for diseases and medical conditions. This book presents a compelling case that the nation's Hispanic population must be better represented in STEM careers and that the future of America's technological advances may well depend on the Latino/a population. It focuses on the importance of STEM education for Latinos/as and provides a comprehensive array of the most current information students and families need to make informed decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. Students, families, and educators will fully understand why STEM is so important for Latinos/as, how to plan for a career in STEM, how to pay for and succeed in college, and how to choose a career in STEM. The book also includes compelling testimonials of Latino/a students who have completed a STEM major that offer proof that Latinos/as can overcome life challenges to succeed in STEM fields. * Offers current, fact-based information about the importance of Latinos/as entering STEM fields of study * Provides a comprehensive array of information on diverse STEM majors that Latino/a students and families can use to make informed decisions about entering a STEM field of study * Presents current qualitative and quantitative research findings on what has been shown to influence Latino/a student success as well as personal testimonials of Latino/a students' success in STEM