By Celine Estrada, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Entrance to the Gashora Girls Academy Three weeks. Three weeks without the comfort of my family a...
If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.
By proactively empowering some key male advocates like we support and empower ourselves, we could reach progress a lot faster.
When you bring 120 girls together from around the world and inspire them to learn and give them the freedom to create, there is no other word to describe it than magical.
By Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta, WiSci STEAM Camp participant The melting pot of 9 different countries, diverse cultures and wonderfully unique p...
By Helena Tamene, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Never had I thought that the gender bias in my country is also faced in other parts of our world. Th...
We are all forced to remember that nothing worth its time and energy is easy, and when the camp is over and we return to our normal lives, we will be new and improved versions of ourselves. We will all share a bond, a lesson, and an experience of spending three weeks together in Rwanda, missing our homes and families, but having created a new family, too.
My experience with Women in Tech at that local level was both inspiring and fun, getting me interested in the STEM fields. My team and I pushed through to the end, despite our difficulties, and I feel that we really learned how to communicate with others during that time.
It's a lofty goal to shift things around for these villagers who battle extreme poverty and have a "zero" diet. They survive by growing and eating genetically modified corn, heavily laden with pesticides.
In July, President Obama visited Nairobi, Kenya. At the Global Entrepreneurship summit, the President declared that "Africa is on the move" and urged African entrepreneurs to pursue innovative projects to stimulate economic development on the continent. Obama also noted that "Women are powerhouse entreprenteurs.
Did you know that although 74 percent of girls in middle school express an interest in STEM-related fields, only 0.3 percent end up pursuing a college degree in computer science?
Condemnations were quick and direct when a Libyan court approved a death penalty sentence for the son of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi and eight others for war crimes, including murder. However anyone feels about these specific verdicts, Libyans have earned the right to see their tormentors brought to justice. And the work of Libyan courts in these cases should be commended -- or at least respected.
When power is available, it can be expensive: In many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, consumers pay as much as 20-50 cents per kilowatt-hour against a global average close to 10 cents.
If you ask "Is Ethiopia rising?" the answer will most likely depend on who you are asking. If you ask a regular follower of the country's public media outlets, the answer will be an astounding yes!
The United Nations is not equipped to address criminal conduct in its ranks. The Secretariat's reaction to the reports of rape and sodomy that have surfaced this summer involving UN personnel, either as suspects or reporters, make that much abundantly clear.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.