Category «College & Career»

STEAM Career of the Week – Biomedical Engineer

Van Phillips, inventor of Flex-Foot Biomedical Engineer Job Description:  Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products (artificial organs, prostheses, medical information systems, and health management systems) Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s Possible Job Titles:  Biomedical Technician, Biomedical Engineer, Research Engineer, Professor, Clinical Engineer …

STEAM Career of the Week – Astronomer

Astronomer Galileo Galilei Job Description:  Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems. Education:  Doctorate, Master’s, Post-doctoral Possible Job Titles:  Professor, Astronomer, Research Scientist, Scientist, Astrophysicist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Director Possible Employers:  Government, Academia, private corporation Famous Astronomers:  Galileo Galilei (father of modern astronomy), Annie …

STEAM Career of the Week – Food Scientist

Louis Pasteur Food Scientist Job Description:  Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products. Possible Job Titles:  Central Lab Technician (CLT), Food Science Technician, Laboratory Assistant/Technician, Quality Analyst, Technical Services Analyst Possible Employers:  Private sector, Government, Education Famous food scientists:  Louis Pasteur (created the pasteurization process), …

STEAM Career of the Week – Industrial Designer!

Industrial Designer Job Description:  Helps improve already existing products or product ideas that will help to attract consumers. Revision of models and research on products is mandatory for this occupation. Education:  Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, engineering or architecture. Possible Job Titles:  Product designer, researcher Possible Employers:  private industry, government, entrepreneurs Famous Industrial Designers:  Henry …

STEM Career of the Week – Zoologist!

Zoologist Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter Job Description:  Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats. Education:  Master’s, Bachelor’s Possible Job Titles: …

STEM Career of the week – Programmer!

Since it’s Computer Science Education Week, I thought this career deserved an encore! Programmer Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and …

STEM Career of the Week – Anthropologist!

Anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston Job Description:  Research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created. Education:  Master’s, Doctoral Possible Job Titles:  Professor, Researcher, Scientist, Anthropologist, Applied Anthropologist, Behavioral Scientist, Anthropology Director Possible …

STEM Career of the Week – Robotics Engineer

Genevieve and Camille Beatty Robotics Engineer Job Description: Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.Education:  Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s Possible Job Titles: Associate Professor of Automation, Engineer, Automation Engineer, Plant Floor Automation ManagerPossible Employers:  private sector, military, government, academiaFamous economists: Cynthia Breazeal (Director of MIT’s Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group), Colin Angle (CEO of iRobot), Melonee Wise …

STEM Career of the Week – Economist!

Nassim Nicholas Taleb EconomistJob Description: Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy.Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral Possible Job Titles:  Economist, Economic Analyst, Professor, Project Economist, Forensic Economist, Research Analyst, Economic Analysis DirectorPossible Employers:  business, private sector, government, academiaFamous economists: …

STEM Career of the Week – Curator!

Roselee Goldberg Job Description: Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral Possible Job Titles:  Museum Curator, Collections Curator, Collections Manager, Curator of Education, Exhibits Curator, Gallery DirectorPossible Employers:  private sector, government, museums, academiaFamous curators: Roselee …

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