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Who can honestly say that they don’t need a trebuchet for home defense? In this episode of Some Assembly Required, host Shawn Wasserman designs and builds a trebuchet big enough to throw a pumpkin. Warning: Graphic images of exploding fruit.  Read more


Although workers face a demanding labor market and jobs that require advanced skill sets, a new study shows that Americans fall below the global average when it comes to basic skills, including literacy and math.
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America’s technology skills gap has been widening for decades, and author Gary Beach wants business and technology executives to understand why, and what to do about the consequences the country is facing now. His more than 30 years of experience in information technology, and his role as publisher emeritus at CIO Magazine, led him to write his recently published book, a project which stems back to 2007, when he was inspired by colleagues at a workforce development conference. Guided by research from industry, academia and government, and insightful conversations with CIOs across the country, Beach lays out recommendations for action to get the country’s technology skills back on track.
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The launch of someone’s career in a science, math, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field can start as early as elementary school, though the right elements are necessary to engage students. Several unique initiatives across the country are helping cultivate interest in STEM and fostering learning outside of the classroom curriculum.
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