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July 11, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Round-up: Most STEM grads work in other fields, Oregon district targets migrant students

Most STEM graduates go to work in other fields, study finds (The Washington Post): A new survey from the U.S. Census Bureau has found almost three-quarters of people who hold bachelor’s degrees in STEM-related fields don’t have jobs in science, technology, engineering or math. The percentage is lower among graduates who get degrees in engineering or computer-related disciplines.

Portland-area district targets students in migrant worker camps (The Oregonian): Employees from the Hillsboro School District are traveling door-to-door through migrant camp areas this summer encouraging eligible students to sign up for special academic enrichment programs. The federal migrant program offers free summer school and other benefits that travel with children across state lines.

STEM pilot program created for Darrington students: Twenty-one students involved in the Oso mudslide will take a raft trip down the Sauk River today to mark the creation of Darrington Youth Outdoor STEM, a pilot program supported by WSU Forestry Extension, Adventure Cascades and North County Family Services.

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