Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.
For decades, an alarm has been sounded over the workforce shortage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and the lack of gender and racial diversity in many STEM occupations.
The military has a long tradition of recruiting young adults who are underrepresented in STEM fields and promoting military service as a way to gain STEM skills. Husker sociologist Regina Werum, together with graduate students Sela Harcey, Jacob Absalon and Alice MillerMacPhee, teamed up with Christina Steidl at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to explore the association between military service and earning STEM bachelor’s degrees.