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Public University Association, NASA Host Minority Male STEM Symposium

This article covers many topics in the STEM space, including the large pay bump STEM graduates can expect, the smaller gap in wages between men and women in STEM compared to the labor sector at large, and outreach to minority populations to become more involved in the STEM pipeline. Certain insights by interview subjects were provocative.

For example, they assert that it’s better to earn a C in chemistry than an A in Literature based on salaries; and the reason there appears to be a STEM shortage is on the demand and pay side, because more than enough students study STEM to meet the field’s job demands.