22 Aug '13, 10pm

An ARMY of #STEM: Army Corps of Engineers aggressively promoting STEM careers:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying to encourage veterans, children of active-duty service members and others to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, in the face of looming shortages of such professionals. Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the Corps’ commander, said those four fields, commonly referred to as STEM, have more jobs than trained professionals to fill them, and the gap will only grow wider in coming years. “There are many opportunities in the STEM arena ... not only for college graduates — we need a million more by 2020 — but in other STEM-related fields, where an associate’s degree, or even a focus on it at some level of technical proficiency” would suffice, Bostick said. The Corps is taking on service-injured veterans as interns, and Bostick told reporters in a conference call that he has seen them finish their internships ...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130814/EDU/308140033/A...

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