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Online Computer Engineering Degrees

Whatever computer engineering degree they choose, students have three different learning modes to explore. Campus-based programs require students to spend a majority of their “learning hours” in the classroom working with peers and professors. Online programs use a completely remote model in which assignments can be submitted over the web. Students interact with others through chat platforms and converse with professors via email. Hybrid programs serve as the third option. They incorporate web-based coursework with campus-based elements such as lab activities.

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Tagged as Teachers | Colleges | Educators | Educational Resources | Schools | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Jan 08, 2016

College Success for Women in STEM

The following guide introduces the issues surrounding the lack of women in STEM fields and serves as a resource for girls and young women who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM. It includes in-depth research and interviews covering the most popular degrees for women currently entering a STEM field, how campuses are making an effort to foster a welcoming environment for women, female STEM pioneers and experts in the field today, and scholarships for women in STEM.

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Tagged as Colleges | STEM Opportunities | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

Computer Science Scholarship Opportunities

When determining how to pay for a computer science degree, some people overlook scholarships as a way of offsetting college costs. In this guide, prospective students can find a comprehensive list of computer science scholarships, details about creating a standout scholarship application, ideas for alternative ways to pay for school, and links to additional funding resources.

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Tagged as Grants | Colleges | STEM Opportunities | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

Careers in Computer Science

The field of computer science has led the way in creating secure, well-paying jobs over the last decade—and that trend is expected to continue. Professionals in the field can pick from myriad established specialties, all with solid employment outlooks and good earning potential, or look to one of the emerging careers in the field. The keys to building a great future in computer science are knowing the available options and laying out a sound plan to get started.

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Tagged as STEM Jobs | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

BestColleges.com: Women in STEM

Hawley’s college experience is an ideal model for all women interested in higher education, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in particular. In recent years, the popularity of STEM degrees has risen on campuses across the country. Many of these programs directly prepare graduates for work in a relevant field, and the vast majority of STEM degrees offer loftier projected salaries than other academic disciplines.

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Tagged as Colleges | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

BestColleges.com: STEM Careers

STEM” is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Predominantly, these are the fields in which new industries, businesses, and human possibilities are conceived. STEM workers solve everyday problems, research and analyze data about the world around us, and use their knowledge to design everything from computer programs to prosthetic limbs. STEM workers occupy jobs ranging from food science technician to cartographer, engineering manager to database administrator.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | STEM Jobs | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on Aug 16, 2016

Area 515 Des Moines Makerspace

The Des Moines Makerspace is a non-profit community of makers, artists, and hobbyists. Our shared workspace offers the tools, technology, and resources you need to make your projects and hobbies a reality. Come create something! Need help? Our informal classes, user groups, and shared expertise will help you develop the skills you need to finally start your dream project.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | Educational Resources | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on May 01, 2018

Brilliant

Effective learning is interactive, not passive. Brilliant helps you master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. Brilliant brings together students, educators, professionals, olympiad champions, and enthusiasts from around the world. On a typical day, you'll find a 17-year old user from Minnesota posing a computer science problem to users from the UK, Serbia, India, Bangladesh, Peru, Hong Kong, Egypt, Greece, France, Netherlands, and the US, who solve the problem and submit solutions in 5 programming languages.

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Tagged as Educators | Educational Resources | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on May 01, 2018

Belin-Blank Center

Hosted at the University of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center focuses on the educational community and STEM programming for elementary to high school students.

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Tagged as Grants | Universities | Teachers | Educational Resources | Parent Resources Updated on May 08, 2018

CoderDojo Muscatine

Located in Muscatine, CoderDojo is a computer coding club for kids. The purpose of this club is to enhance STEM related programs in the Muscatine area.

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Tagged as STEM Opportunities | Parent Resources | Students | Parents Updated on May 09, 2018

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