Blog
05/10/2018 - 3:19pm
Contributed by Suzanne Slade Growing up, my favorite subjects in school were science and math. As high school graduation drew near, my mother suggested I study engineering. I didn’t really understand what engineers did, but the...
04/26/2018 - 2:51pm
Contributed by Linda Kekelis First Tuesdays are a special time at the Sunnyvale Public Library. Girls ages 8–12 line up with their mothers (or other significant female) at 6:30 PM for a Making program. Youth services librarian, Nancy...
04/12/2018 - 3:43pm
Contributed by Diya (age 13) Hi! I am Diya and I am a member of Green Machine, an all girls FLL robotics team. We are from West Windsor, NJ and our mission is to promote STEM in young girls. We were started by Girl Scouts to support...
03/19/2018 - 1:35pm
Contributed by Leslie Aaronson Diana’s secret for winning the National Center for Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing was applying, even though at first she was not going to bother:   “My teacher...
03/16/2018 - 12:51pm
Contributed by: Anna Ayres At a very young age, my daughter Destiny loved to walk in the woods. We often walked on trails and she would seek out the bugs, stopping to examine them closer. She noticed ant farms and how they formed a trail...
02/27/2018 - 11:54am
Contributed by Rebecca Herr Stephenson Over the past 3-and-a-half years, LA Makerspace has helped 7,200 kids and teens across Los Angeles County learn science and technology skills through Maker workshops in their local public libraries...
02/13/2018 - 11:56am
Contributed by Claire LaBeaux “We had a picnic for the ants,” exclaimed Mia, an excited six-year-old Daisy who recently completed her first citizen science research for a Girl Scouts / SciStarter project. “We made them food to eat to see...
01/16/2018 - 9:57am
Contributed by Lilia I’m a 10th grade student in Bryn Mawr, PA. I have always been interested in math, science, and technology. In general, I’m excited about learning, one day I hope to combine my varied experiences and come up with...
01/08/2018 - 9:42am
Contributed by Jennifer Behrens  Several years ago, I transitioned from a career field predominantly filled with women to a male dominated one.  I was a social worker in my ‘first career.’ I always knew I would be a social...
01/05/2018 - 1:51pm
Contributed by: Linda Calhoun For this year’s National Mentoring Month, I am thrilled to recognize and pay tribute to Sandra R. Royster, the former Director of Programs in the City of Chicago’s Office of Fine Arts. As a role model, her...