STEM http://kcur.org en Kansas On Bloomberg's List Of Most Innovative States http://kcur.org/post/kansas-bloombergs-list-most-innovative-states <p>Kansas is among the most innovative states in the nation, according to <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2013-12-18/top-20-most-innovative-states.html#slide4">a new report from Bloomberg</a>. The state came in 18th out of 20.</p><p>States were ranked on the number of STEM professionals in the state, science and technology degree holders, percentage of utility patents and a three-year analysis of productivity change, among other things.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:50:53 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 49035 at http://kcur.org Kansas On Bloomberg's List Of Most Innovative States Program Helps Vets Get STEM Education http://kcur.org/post/program-helps-vets-get-stem-education <p>They've mastered advanced battlefield operations planning. They’ve navigated years of overseas intricacies and family complexities. But now, can they master trigonometry?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Veteran in STEM program seeks to support veterans in acquiring the education they need to pursue jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. &nbsp;While the process of retooling your education to focus on math or science might seem daunting to anybody, only half of STEM jobs require a bachelors degree or higher level of education, the other half typically require associate degrees or specific trade training. &nbsp;Dean Kevin Truman </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the School of Computing and Engineering and Alexis Petri, Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director of the <a href="http://www.kcstemalliance.org/">KC </a></span><a href="http://www.kcstemalliance.org/" target="_blank">BANCS</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> program guide us through the unique supports and programing they've put together to help veterans advance their education and careers.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:22:40 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 38336 at http://kcur.org Program Helps Vets Get STEM Education