Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Durham Named to Forbes' List of America's Geekiest Cities
Forbes named Durham to its list of America's Top 20 Geekiest Cities. Based on the U.S. National Science Foundation's taxonomy for its annual “Science and Engineering Indicators” report, "geeks" are defined as "as any worker with a bachelor’s level of knowledge and education in science or engineering-related fields or workers in occupations that require some degree of technical knowledge or training." With 15.5% of its workforce employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Durham claimed the #5 spot on Forbes' list.