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Software Engineers apply the principles of engineering to computer science to create software that powers computers and many other everyday electronic devices. Their expertise in programming languages offers many career opportunities developing apps, video games, social media and more.
Senior Principal Researchers have an adept understanding of advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies, which they utilize to envision the next world-changing application of AI and figure out how to bring it to life. They also think deeply about the ethics of AI’s relationship to people and society.
Data Scientists use curiosity and attention-to-detail to “wrangle” massive datasets in search of patterns and information that can help companies solve problems. Data science careers are available in almost every industry, incorporating machine learning, computer science, and other state-of-the-art tools.
Welders use hand-held or remote-controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts, with a combination of mechanical expertise and artisanship. They bring ideas, concepts, and plans to life through their knowledge of all types of metals and the tools and techniques necessary to fuse a permanent bond.
Technicians are excellent problem solvers who like to work with their hands and make things work, often using the mastery of sophisticated equipment. Technicians are needed in a wide variety of environments and fields, whether working independently or under the direction of a professional.
Facilities engineers are the masterminds who oversee all the essential aspects of maintaining a facility, whether for planning new projects or improving existing facilities. They ensure optimal facility operations by designing, constructing, and managing all infrastructure components.
Operations Supervisors use strong communication skills in order to collect data from staff which they use to analyze and report on the overall efficacy of the field of supervision. They have a great attention- to-detail that allows them to find solutions to both simple and complex problems, using innovative designs.
Design engineers are visionary planners who develop innovative solutions to problems using technical knowledge, design skills, and mathematical expertise. They use computers extensively for design and prototype, and can be found in a range of sectors solving problems for both the long-term and the day-to-day.
Petroleum Drilling Engineer
Petroleum Drilling Engineers are the scientists who explore below Earth for the best places to find oil and natural gas using criteria such as the efficiency of retrieval, safety, and profitability of deposit. They will often specialize in an aspect of drilling operations such as reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, completions engineering, and production engineering.
Environmental, Health, & Safety Worker
Environmental, Health, and Safety Workers’ primary goal is to protect employees, customers, and the environment. They accomplish this goal by inspecting all parts of a company’s workplace to ensure it meets health, safety, and environmental regulations and provide important safety training programs.
Geologists study the physical aspects of the Earth and research the composition, structure, and processes of the planet. Geologists often help mitigate natural disasters, examine the effects of climate change, and work in government agencies & academic institutions, among others.
Public Outreach / Communications
Public outreach and communications professionals are the voice of organizations and companies. Public outreach and communication professionals who work for a STEM organization may educate people about a pressing topic, alert the public about a recent discovery, or promote awareness of their organization.
Chemical Engineer / Chemist
Chemical engineers use the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to find solutions for manufacturing and production processes. Their projects cover everything that uses or produces chemicals, fuel, drugs, and food, to name just a few.
COVID-19 Solution Seekers
STEM careers are essential in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Now more than ever, science, engineering, technology, and math are being used to innovate a better, more sustainable future. The Solution Seekers series introduces a variety of inspiring professionals who have pivoted their STEM skills to help contribute to the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Solution Seeker
Senior Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute
With expertise in addressing community concerns about environmental health issues, Uni is drawing on her knowledge to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, finding ways to reduce transmission in community areas and workplaces.
COVID-19 Solution Seeker
Senior Researcher, Microsoft
To help support precision medicine in clinical settings during the pandemic, Grace uses data science methods to research and identify genetic, biologic, and environmental factors that help in tracking and treating the virus.
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