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Building a Culture of Undergraduate
Research Across Disciplines

URACE – Enriching Students’ Lives through Research Opportunities

 "The origination of the undergraduate research concept is lost in the mists of time although it likely began well over half a century - perhaps 3/4 of a century - ago in that unique-to-America educational phenomenon: the undergraduate liberal arts college" (Hakim 2000, p. ii).

Bridging the STEM talent gap is not about degrees, but skill sets

In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level, STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies. The new U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows that student aptitude for and interest in STEM increased just 4 percent between 2000 and 2010, while data from the National Science Foundation show the number of STEM jobs grew 20 percent. But what ails technology employers in the U.S. is much broader than a lack of degrees in computer science and engineering. A shortage of people with degrees in STEM fields is a problem, no doubt. But an even bigger problem is a shortage of people with the right skill sets. For more on this topic go to: Bridging the gap

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