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IAESTE Interns Help Carnegie Mellon Lab Win National Public Safety Challenge

The benefits of international exchange extend way beyond building strong cultural ties. In the science and technology industry, there are exceptional benefits of hosting experienced international interns. Senior Systems Scientist Dr. Yang Cai is a strong advocate for hosting international interns. He has been welcoming International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) participants into his lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for the past decade.

The Benefits of a STEM Education When Interning Abroad

Completing internships abroad can be a fantastic opportunity for students and graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—also known as the STEM disciplines. Not only are STEM students and graduates frequently in high demand, those with a STEM education stand to benefit the most from going global. Below are some tips for taking advantage of your STEM background during your internship abroad.

Kuwaiti Women in STEM Complete Internships in the Windy City

Global perspective is part of the fabric of engineering and architecture design consulting firm EXP. The company has over 110 office locations across the U.S. and Canada employing people from all around the world. In addition to their penchant for hiring top global talent, EXP helps grow the careers of those just starting out in the field in its role as a host company of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Since 2011, EXP has had a special relationship with the next generation of professionals from Kuwait as a host for the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, which leads a professional…

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There’s No “I” in STEM, But There Should Be

The STEM fields — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — are of growing importance for my generation. However, alone, are they enough? The future of science is through international collaboration; therefore, becoming globally engaged as a scientist is essential. Scientists interested in environmental issues, geopolitical conflicts, and global climate change must (metaphorically, of course) shred their passports and think of themselves as global citizens. This type of thinking facilitates international collaboration and, consequently, robust research projects. For this to occur, STEM must expand to include international experiences and foreign language study – iSTEM, if you will. I have always succeeded at science in school, and I had exposure…

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