Internet of Everything: Training Today's Students for Tomorrow's Careers
The need for more interest and instruction in the area of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is the focus of many education programs across the country and around the world. Cisco and the New York Academy of Sciences established The Global STEM Alliance to bring curriculum resources, inter-generational mentorship and access to cutting-edge science and technology research to students around the world. The State University of New York (SUNY) recently joined the Alliance, bringing with it a commitment to train today's students for tomorrow's careers.
March 12 , 2014
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By 2018, there will be 1.2 million US job openings in science, technology, engineering, and math fields
Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career
Over the next 10 years, there will be approximately 2 million unfilled information and communications technology related jobs globally
(Source: National Math and Science Initiative, World Bank)
Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York: We're looking at how the pipeline which we call "Cradle to Career,"
immerses students in what they need to be successful in the workplace, but particularly what skills they can bring to the study of the fields represented by STEM.
Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO, New York Academy of Sciences: We can connect the kids and the brilliant young scientists 24/7.We can do distance training of the mentors.
Graphic: As partners in the Global STEM Alliance, the New York Academy of Sciences and the State University of New York are working together to bring STEM education to students around the world.
Ellis Rubinstein: The ability to use technology, and in particular, Cisco's platforms, allows us to scale this across the country and across the world,
So it's a transformational opportunity.
Nancy L. Zimpher: There are so many undereducated people on the planet who need what we have but don't have the access. But they do have the technology. They have it in their hand. If we can marry the Internet access with the educational understandings, we can literally educate the planet.
Ellis Rubinstein: Imagine 5 or 10 years from now—a world in which basically there's a connection directly between the kids who want to be inspired and who want to learn—want to address problems, and all of this fantastic talent at every level. Imagine Nobel Prize winner inspiring young scientists, young scientists inspiring undergraduates, undergraduates inspiring kids. It's actually so exciting. We can hardly get over it, really. It's a fantastic opportunity.
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