Focus on diversity: Veterans in technology
Recent stats indicate some improvement in the unemployment numbers for veterans. Are corporate and government efforts behind the change? Several veterans talk about their jobs and how they found them.
Changing technologies: Medical and healthcare technology
This fast-growing field has an ongoing demand for skilled technical pros. There are a number of tech-based career paths available; the techies in this article talk about some of them.
Changing technologies: Opportunities with defense and government contractors
Government contractors are coming to terms with budget cuts and program adjustments. Techies with specialized skills are still in demand, particularly if they’re cleared for defense work.
Tech update: Chemical and environmental engineers
Sustainability is important in today’s environmental engineering work. Some ChEs are finding jobs in this expanding field; others focus on energy, wastewater and other areas.
Diversity update: Native Americans in technology
Native American tech pros have to overcome a number of obstacles, including isolation and lack of support during their engineering studies. Tribal colleges and networking groups like AISES can help.
Supplier diversity: Women’s business enterprises in technology
Women-owned businesses that pursue third-party certification get enhanced access to buyers at Fortune 1000 companies. While certification doesn’t finalize contracts, it can open doors, woman-owned businesses say.
Plus - previews of the 2014 Great Minds in STEM/HENAAC conference and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.