Blog
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...
01/02/2018 - 9:32am
Contributed by Jonelle Basso While working at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science, I vividly remember when professor, Mya Breitbart, sent an email to the college list serve concerning the opportunities that...
12/01/2017 - 2:45pm
Contributed by Karen Brennan I was a computer science (CS) major as an undergraduate. And although I learned a lot about computer science, I felt like I only really started to understand the magic, beauty, and creative power of computer...
11/14/2017 - 12:18pm
Contributed by Nell Merlino If you were casting a movie about your own life, who would you say has had the most influence on you? The answer is so different and surprising whenever I pose that question. Inspiration can come via such...
11/01/2017 - 8:19am
Contributed by Amy Beth Prager During my student tenure at MIT, I expressed and increased my sincere devotion with respect to broadening participation in STEM. Ultimately, I became co-director of the MIT Womens’ initiative, which allowed...