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08/04/2017 - 3:32pm
Contributed by Katie Muson and Saranya Sathananthan of WGBH Educational Foundation Men outnumber women in the engineering workforce by more than 2:1, and the ratio becomes even greater when factoring in racial and ethnic minority...
06/13/2017 - 11:35am
Contributed by Robin Stevens Payes The book and subsequent movie “Hidden Figures” brought to light true stories about a group of black women mathematicians and polymaths who were instrumental in the NASA’s (the National Aeronautics and...
04/17/2017 - 4:34pm
Contributed by Helen Gaynor April is Alcohol Responsibility Month – our busiest and most exciting time of the year at Responsibility.org. As a small not-for-profit organization with a threefold mission, to prevent drunk driving, underage...
04/17/2017 - 9:39am
Contributed by Sarah Chapman I grew up in a rural part of North Queensland, Australia. I was one of those kids that was interested in questioning things and finding out about the wonders of nature. I struggled as I got older to connect...
04/12/2017 - 9:20am
Contributed by Shivani Desai There’s a certain ratio I would like to address: 1 to 74 million. The U.S. Census Bureau states that there are approximately 74 million children under the age of 18 in the United States of America. Here I am, 1...
03/15/2017 - 12:14pm
Contributed by Katrina Villegas It was my freshman year in college. I was taking the "weed out" courses of the premed (biomedical science) major that I'd signed up for. I found myself spending countless hours at the library studying,...
01/05/2017 - 4:57pm
Contributed by Kristin Pederson and Rita Karl of Twin Cities PBS, STEM Media and Education Unit If girls can see it, they can be it. Catchy, right? But it’s more than a clever turn of phrase. The concept of role modeling, deeply rooted in...
12/07/2016 - 12:21pm
Contributed by Josh Hughes I am a video game designer (at the company my brother and I founded, Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company and Team KAIZEN // Ingenium), but not the kind of person people would typically picture as a game designer. I...
12/02/2016 - 5:13pm
Contributed by Racheal M. Hill Katherine Johnson, the mathematician at NASA who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo mission that would send man to the moon, was quoted in saying the following “Know how to learn. Then, want to learn.”...
12/02/2016 - 4:37pm
Contributed by Girlstart In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Girlstart wants to share one of our favorite programming tools for girls. Our mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through...