Blog
08/19/2016 - 10:41am
Contributed by Erin Winick The engineering and science fields are often portrayed as extremely left brain, highly logical, and precise. As someone who walks much closer to the center line between the left brain and artsy right brain, I was...
08/19/2016 - 9:36am
Contributed by Elizabeth Mazenko Women have always contributed to technology development:  Ada Lovelace wrote the first algorithm. Jean Bartik helped create the first general purpose computer (ENIAC). Grace Hopper worked on the...
06/07/2016 - 3:27pm
Contributed by Rayya Deeb Our youth live in an increasingly STEM-driven world, so it’s crucial that we provide them with relatable characters and role models who evoke interest in these fields. It’s especially important that we encourage...
05/10/2016 - 4:45pm
Contributed by Cassandra Byrd, Abigail Kemp, and Russ Olwell Girls at the elementary and middle school levels interested in science, and motivated to take more of it, often do not persist in taking STEM classes at the high school level....
04/29/2016 - 2:20pm
Contributed by Allison Lee Growing up I never had a clear picture of what I wanted to become. Inspecting insects, creating mud-pies and gazing at the stars were childhood past times and as I grew into a teenager I embraced traveling...
04/20/2016 - 6:08pm
Contributed by Jamie W. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space, once said, “We have the opportunity to create the future and decide what that's like.” As a fifth grader dressed up in a homemade orange NASA...
04/08/2016 - 4:07pm
      Contributed by Audra Eng       You have probably read news recognizing the need for more women in STEM careers. A National Geographic article on this topic states, "According...
03/29/2016 - 2:04pm
Contributed by Deanna Linn After graduating from college with a physics degree, I decided to take a gap year before applying to graduate school. I wanted to spend some time outside of the classroom, but I also wanted the opportunity to...
03/15/2016 - 6:01pm
Contributed by Michelle Gall I am the product of the public school system. Growing up with consistently high grades in math and science, I would ultimately end up attending Brooklyn Technical High School, one of New York City’s...
02/09/2016 - 1:51pm
Contributed by Ashley P. Someone once told me “You can’t be what you can’t see.” These words come to my mind when I think of the gender disparity in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. History shows us how few...