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Girls in Science

Coding: The Ultimate Equalizer

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Joel S. Bloom

Coding is how technology, including software, apps and websites, is created. There are thousands of coding languages, such as JavaScript, Python and SQL, and early exposure helps young people understand and interact with the devices that provide the means to shape our technology-driven culture.

Getting Women Into Science-Filled Rooms

Roberta Klatzky | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Roberta Klatzky

The pattern is systematic enough, however, to belie attribution to the vagaries of chance, even taking into account the fact that men considerably out-number women in senior positions in cognitive science.

Sir Isaac Newton and the Inadvertent Feminist

Eugene Ramos | Posted 01.18.2015 | Science
Eugene Ramos

When I wrote Newton's Laws of Emotion, I didn't set out to create Sophia, Sir Isaac Newton's romantic interest in the film, as a role model for girls. But now that I have, I dearly hope that one day if this movie ever makes it to the big screen, a young girl will point at Sophia and say, "I want to be like her."

These Teen Girls Are Helping Solve World Hunger, Reminding Us All To Dream Big

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Three teen girls from Ireland had an idea, and it was a big one. They believed they had found a way to boost cereal crop yields and could help solve t...

Together We Can Empower Our Girls

Rose Stuckey Kirk | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Rose Stuckey Kirk

This new school year, let's resolve to join together to encourage America's girls to reach their full potential in these subjects and support them with concrete programs and initiatives that yield results.

Alena Hall

These College Friends Are Helping Empower Girls To Follow Their Science-Minded Dreams | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves both always had an interest in the engineering sciences. But after their initial meeting in their early college years, t...

Teenage Girl Creates Engineering Curriculum Now Being Used In Her High School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.25.2014 | Teen

A Utah teen created an engineering curriculum that is now being used in her high school and is being distributed to schools throughout the country. ...

White House Science Fair Will Focus On Girls In STEM

Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 05/27/2014 08:03 AM EDT on LiveScience Young math and science whizzes from around the country will c...

'Don't Know Much About Science'

Melanie Fine | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science
Melanie Fine

We must bridge the gap between the science we value and where we are now. We know that education is the starting place -- improving science education in the schools, and improving access to higher education for all. It's not enough, however.

Paleontology Interview: Gettin' Zeigy With It

Amy Atwater | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Amy Atwater

"I want to be able to spread that message to as many young women as possible. Yes, you can do this, it is not that hard and do not let somebody tell you you cannot do it."

The Power of Skype to Inspire a New Generation of STEM

Heather Heenehan | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to use and explore Skype in the Classroom and to witness its incredible power to inspire students throughout the disciplines.

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

Lack of Diversity In STEM is Dangerous For Our Students

Natalia Chabebe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Natalia Chabebe

These experiences allowed me to follow my passion, but they also drove home how rare it was to be a young Latina in engineering, and how necessary it was for there to be more diversity in the STEM fields.

The Message I Want All Girl 'Geeks' To Hear

Celia Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Celia Islam

We can't change the fact girls make up a very small percentage of the programmers, engineers, and scientists shown on television and in movies. What we can do, however, is make a difference in the lives of the young girls we know personally.

This Is What Inspires Girls In Stem

The Huffington Post | Gina Ryder | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Advice for Scientists Visiting K-12 Classrooms

Heather Heenehan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

I realized I can help by sharing my experiences visiting middle school classrooms, writing lesson plans and taking part in activities specifically targeted at getting girls interested in STEM. I thought I would put together my top five pieces of advice for scientists visiting K-12 classrooms.

10 Tips for Aspiring Paleontologists

Amy Atwater | Posted 11.23.2013 | Science
Amy Atwater

If you're interested in paleontology as a career you will need to get a college degree in a relevant field, such as biology or geology. These majors require taking all sorts of science classes and math courses, too. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not let this discourage you!! So many students, especially female ones, allow themselves to be intimidated by these STEM classes but there is no need for that. Give yourself plenty of time to study tough concepts and don't be afraid to ask clarification questions or ask for help. Other courses that would be useful in paleontology include geography, computer programming, GIS, anthropology, statistics, and anatomy and physiology.

Sign Up For The Girls In STEM Newsletter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Since HuffPost launched the Girls In STEM Mentorship Program last December, we've paired over 300 girls interested in science, technology, engineering...

How Masculine and Feminine Traits Influence Science

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

The lab culture has been influenced by typically masculine patterns of relating and as such, also engendered competition. Perhaps, scientific discovery would proceed at a more accelerated pace if increased cooperation and collaboration became cornerstone. When girls enter STEM fields of study and work, they bring a different way of relating.

7 Myths About Paleontology

Amy Atwater | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science
Amy Atwater

I am a 21 year-old paleontologist. I live and and work in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. While what I just said may seem perfectly clear to me, I get a lot of questions about what I do. People think I run around with a bullwhip. People assume I spend my day dreaming about riding dinosaurs.

Reimagining STEM at School: Education Heavy Hitters Discuss On Twitter

Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

LOOK: Space Camp T-Shirts Tell Boys to 'Achieve' and Girls to 'Dream'

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.16.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

The T-shirts start of well enough, encouraging both boys and girls to "explore" and "discover." But only the boys are prodded to go ahead and achieve, while young women can keep on dreaming. Sigh.

Dear Young Women in Technology, Welcome From a 30-year Veteran

Marian Croak | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Marian Croak

I'm quiet, self-reflective and introspective in my thinking; I like to invent. So essentially, I'm the opposite of that old axiom of what a woman needs to succeed in this business.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: You Are Not Too Pretty To Do Math--Or Science! | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

2012-02-08-jdjgidjfidjfidijfdfcnvmnmvcnvmcnvmcbvcvbmcbvmcbv.jpgWomen make up just about half of the American workforce, but we hold less than a quarter of the STEM jobs. Why is that?

Girls and the Future of Science

Meg Urry | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
Meg Urry

Plenty of girls have the talent and interest to do science, including physics. Last year at Yale, we had more women physics majors than men and the fraction of women is consistently above 20%, the national average. So what is holding women back?