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This post is brought to you by The Air Force Collaboratory

Introducing the Air Force Collaboratory: To help raise awareness that STEM is a driving force behind the competitive technologies and life-saving innovations of the future, the Air Force created its first collaborative online platform known as The Air Force Collaboratory. Through a combination of learning tools such as videos and research documents, you can participate in The Air Force Collaboratory and gain the background knowledge to come up with innovative solutions to three challenges posed by the Air Force. Learn more about about how you can put your STEM knowledge to the test here.

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Unemployed College Grads Are Turning to the Army

No more waiting out the tough economy in graduate school. The military's seeing a spike in the number of diploma-holding enlistees.


With the unemployment rate hovering near the 10 percent mark—and hiring freezes and layoffs still the norm—an increasing number of college grads are turning to the one employer who's always hiring, even in tough economic times: Uncle Sam. The number of bachelor's degree holders enlisting in a branch of the United States Armed Services is on the rise.

Over the past two years, the Army's seen the biggest spike in diploma-holding enlistees. In 2010, almost 6,000 college graduates signed up for duty, 2,000 more than in 2008 when the economy still seemed healthy. The Navy saw 1,425 college graduates enlist, up from 1,000 in 2008 and the Air Force bumped its college graduate enlistment up to 900 from 2008's total of 553.

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