Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan invited 48 international women leaders in the STEM field to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, and attend the Hidden No More event in Washington, D.C. “We know that we have more to do to remove barriers to women in STEM,” Sullivan said. “Our fundamental belief is that when women do better, families do better, countries do better, and the world does better.” […]

The Startup Act reintroduced in the Senate would grant more visas to immigrants in the STEM field. Among other things, it would create a new limited STEM visa so that 50,000 U.S.-educated foreign students who graduate with a master’s or Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering or mathematics can receive a green card and stay in the United States.






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Five days after millions of women marched around the world in support of equal rights, a group of female government technology leaders agreed it is more important than ever for young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.






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Today’s tech companies are branching out from college campuses and are instead looking at adult coding boot camps to recruit the next batch of talent.






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The National Science and Technology Council recommends that agencies recruit a strong science and technology workforce by creating a culture of inclusion and innovation, connecting the workforce to the agencies’ missions, offering competitive pay, and strengthening relationships between the workforce and other employees within the agencies.






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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton issued an ambitious “Technology & Innovation” agenda to connect every U.S. household to the Internet by 2020 and offer entrepreneurs the option of deferring their student loans for up to three years as they launch their own businesses.






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State-Federal collaboration is going to be essential in combating state and local cyber threats, according to witnesses at a cybersecurity congressional hearing. “States have constantly ranked their cyber capabilities among the lowest capabilities,” said Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. “What is preventing us from reaching an appropriate level of cybersecurity?”






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The White House is seeking the advice of some of the country’s youngest scientists through the launch of a kid science advisers program, which allows students to submit their thoughts and ideas on STEM education.






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