This is a great post by Chris Clark of Kaggle. It explains some of the primary differences among engineers and statisticians. Both groups have something to learn from each other. blog.untrod.com: Engineering Practices in Data Science.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Due to the difficulty of STEM degrees, it appears many students abandon the degrees in college. While this fact is not surprising, it is still concerning. Our country and world need more good people with STEM skills. A STEM degree is not essential to becoming a data…