s of many different organizations working on STEM development from the K-12 levels all the way through professional development, we can create a resource to ensure that a strong pipeline into high technology fields exists for students and young professionals in Hawaii.
I am currently in the process of locating all of the STEM activities occurring in the state and wanted to reach out to the Techhui community. If you are involved in a STEM development project and would be willing to share that information, it would be greatly appreciated.
I also agree that better wages and security help young people choose career paths, up to a point (aptitude and opportunity each have a role, too).
However, the goal is to build the technology workforce now and for the future, and we will need to use both international talent and homegrown talent to do that. I'm suggesting a both/and option rather than an either/or option.
Thanks for you thoughts, I appreciate your joining in the discussion. I'm going to take a look at that article. J. David Beutel said:
Increasing STEM education by increasing STEM visas sounds like the same kind of reasoning as reducing the deficit by lowering taxes. Corporations want more skills at lower wages. This article suggests that if they offered jobs with higher pay and more security, then more domestic workers would get a STEM education. But, those corporations can make higher profits in the short term by paying foreign workers less.
ts that if they offered jobs with higher pay and more security, then more domestic workers would get a STEM education. But, those corporations can make higher profits in the short term by paying foreign workers less.…
the cost and difficulty of getting a visa, few firms would give a foreigner a job if they could find a suitable candidate at home.
What if those firms can find people overseas who are willing to work for less? The Economist seems disingenuous not to mention that.
I had also read Joseph's post recently, and what struck me from the full infographic was the statistic that 51.9% of people with a STEM Master's degree are "earning more than average for own education level (across all occupations)". If I am interpreting that correctly, 48.1% of people with a STEM Master's degree are earning less than average. That's an underwhelming 1.9% advantage in return for the cost and difficulty of getting a STEM Master's degree. For a STEM Doctoral, it shows that 39.4% earn above average. So, 60.6% earn below average? That is not encouraging for the STEM Doctoral pipeline.
Rather than offer better compensation, it seems like these corporations want to speed up the downward spiral: get more H-1B visas to work for less, which encourages fewer Americans to get a STEM education, which creates the need for more H-1B visas.…
depth program discussing STEM internships and the opportunities and challenges faced by employers, UH coordinators, and students.
June 26, 2008
10:00am - 3:00pm
Honolulu Community College, Building 2, Rm 201
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Panel discussion moderated by Mike Rota, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Hawaii Community Colleges
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