Moreover, it is not a given that that the only path to STEM job success is the STEM degree: About one-third of college-educated workers in STEM professions do not hold degrees in STEM.
This is written by the president of the university I attended for my undergraduate studies (which was still a college back then). UMW has come a long way from the time I was there. When I was there, there were still hallway phones, computer labs for word processing on dot matrix printers, and no such things as wi-fi, for sure. The school has come a long way, and I’m glad to see that they are working on staying ahead of the curve while being a liberal arts university. I went there for their social sciences programs, which were top rate. UMW is also the home of Jim Groom, who is a ed tech extraordinaire and the one who coined the term "edupunk" (which I read he regrets, but I love it!). President Hurley presents some important points about integrating STEM and liberal arts studies for the future, and points out the value of liberal arts being a part of STEM efforts as well. I can say that I know several people from my generation who graduated who are in STEM-related careers who were either English or History majors at my school.
This is a good read from a progressive university president.
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