Innovation Hub of 9/1/12: Internet Dating. Too Many Math/Science Workers?

August 31, 2012

Here's the lineup for the show this week. This episode originally aired on July 14, 2012.

New Research on Internet Dating

We look at the huge business of online dating. Why is the industry so powerful? How does it work? And what’s the best way to actually find someone?


  • Mikolaj Piskorski, Harvard Business School professor

Are There Too Many Workers in Math and Science?

we bring you the flip side of a story we recently covered. This May WGBH's Innovation Hub featured a conversation about the dearth of qualified job applicants in the rapidly growing information technology fields. But not so fast, says Prof. Hal Salzman. He argues that there are no shortage of qualified math and science graduates in America — despite what companies say.


  • Shane Lopez, senior scientist in residence at Gallup
  • Hal Salzman, professor and senior faculty fellow at John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University
    Read Salzman's Nature article (pdf)
  • Abby Charest, Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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