Archive for June, 2013
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The format for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education has gone from textbooks and laboratories to digital learning, as educators incorporate online apps, websites, software, and interactive-based study aids in their classrooms. As more schools across the country embrace and implement such tools to better prepare future next generations for high-tech STEM careers, major companies continue to unveil new digital products and initiatives to keep up with the pace. Here is a look at the some of the latest types of digital learning.
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The following might put a scare in June grads and their parents, but one of the world’s most well-known corporations says grade point averages (GPA) and test scores are useless when it comes to hiring people.
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6/28

greencomp1Electronics are becoming increasingly important to our way of life and our economy. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, worldwide electronics sales are expected to reach $1.11 trillion this year. The more widespread these devices become, the more concern has been raised over the way they are produced, the way they are disposed of, and their inclusion of potentially dangerous substances, which could potentially be harmful to the living environment.

These concerns are manifested by a combination of regulatory action and public awareness that could potentially exert considerable influence on the industry in the years ahead. Read more


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The June IT Employee Confidence Index indicates that confidence among U.S. tech workers declined in the first quarter of 2013, as workers expressed less confidence in their job security and employability. Nearly half (46 percent) of IT workers indicated that they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months.
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The World Steel Association reported last week that crude steel production hit 136 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2013. This represents a 3.6 percent increase over April 2013, and a 2.6 percent rise over May 2012. While output made gains, total capacity utilization was down slightly. Read more


6/27
Offshore oil workers have one of the lowest accident and illness rates of any industry.

Offshore oil workers have one of the lowest accident and illness rates of any industry.

What are described as “increasingly harsh conditions for oil and gas extraction” could lead to the industry increasing its spending for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) measures by 60 percent from 2011 to 2030, according to a recent report from Lux Research.

The report states that “As recent high-profile environmental disasters have prompted increased regulatory scrutiny in the oil and gas industry, environmental, health, and safety spending in this industry is expected to increase from $35 billion in 2011 to $56 billion by 2030.” Read more


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