Blog
11/10/2016 - 1:42pm
Contributed by: Nisha and Ankita At the Indian Institute of Technology in 1985, it was rare to even catch a glimpse of a woman. And, if you happened to stumble upon one such member of the fairer sex, “you wouldn’t be able to tell,” said...
10/06/2016 - 12:50pm
Contributed by Lauren Scofield “Move out of your comfort zone.  You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”  -Brian Tracy I am exhilarated by stepping out of my comfort zone...
09/23/2016 - 2:47pm
Contributed by Jamie Krakover As someone who enjoys STEM outreach and inspiring the next generation of students to explore STEM fields, I’m always looking for outreach outlets within the community. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has...
09/09/2016 - 4:24pm
Contributed by Lizzie Cochran Like many little girls who grew up in the 90s, I spent my early days wearing “Beauty and the Beast” costumes and princess dresses. I was a classic girly-girl well into middle school, no doubt about it, with a...
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...