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Even Better Than STEM

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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.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

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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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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