Want to Skyrocket Your STEM Career? Study the Arts!

To get a real edge, you need to explore your creative side

When the iPad debuted in 2010, Steve Jobs was quoted as saying, at the end of his speech, “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” He considered it the secret to Apple’s success. Continue reading Want to Skyrocket Your STEM Career? Study the Arts!

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Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

Don’t be afraid to ask for a higher salary

When you consider that women hold only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees and make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce, it’s fair to say that Christina Pensock beat the odds. Pensock graduated from the prestigious H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. Continue reading Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

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8 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes?

Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves. The hours are long, sacrifices are great and you are assaulted with new problems and challenges every day with seemingly no end. If you don’t have the constitution to weather these things, your business could implode on you faster than it started. Continue reading 8 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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‘Smart’ fabric could turn your clothes into wearable keycards

From keycards to touchpads, scientists have developed all sorts of alternatives to conventional metal keys. Now researchers at the University of Washington have developed a “smart” fabric that they say can be used to create clothing programmed with the wearer’s identity — making it possible to open doors at home and at work with just the swipe of a shirt cuff. Continue reading ‘Smart’ fabric could turn your clothes into wearable keycards

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