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Why Role Models are Instrumental for Getting Girls Into the Tech Field

Vidcode | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education

To see yourself somewhere, and in order to make it easier to set a future path, the most useful and motivating tool is a role model; they give inspiration and guidance. This is why role models are instrumental in getting more women into technology fields. It starts from girls.

How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

This MIT Grad Plans To Change The Lives Of Thousands Of Latina Girls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Luz Rivas graduated from MIT as one of the very few women of Hispanic descent, but now she’s taking the reins to provide other Latinas with experien...

STEM Mentoring: I'm In. Now How Do I Find My Mentee?

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

In light of the diversity reports coming out of the top tech companies in the country such as Google and Linkedin, we hope that we all can jump into STEM mentoring to make sure women and minorities have the skills needed for the jobs.

STEM Stories: How Mentors Are Changing the Conversation For Young Women (SHARE YOUR STORY)

Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact

It can be lonely for a woman in the technology field. At the college level, men earn 82 percent of engineering and computer science degrees. And w...

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.

Women in STEM: Be a Verb

Dr. Michelle Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Michelle Larson

My personal journey feels less orchestrated and more like the random orchestra I created for a computer programming assignment in college.

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.

Can School Stereotypes Be a Pathway to Suicide?

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Female high school students experience more suicidal thoughts and attempts than males. However, male high school students complete suicide more frequently. One concern drawn from the research of Sian Beilock, PhD of the University of Chicago is how messages of stereotypes such as, "Girls find math difficult", can create something called stereotype threat. Stereotype threat is a situation where individuals are at risk of confirming a negative stereotype about a group to which they belong.

How Lupus Led Me From A Career In Journalism to Medical School

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

My symptoms were eventually diagnosed as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks itself. My search online yielded a website that charted survival in vague terms, claiming 90% of lupus patients lived five years post-diagnosis while 75% made it to 10 years and only 65% made it 15 years. For someone in her early 20s, those odds weren't reassuring. I knew as a journalist that information was power and never in my life had I felt so incredibly powerless. So, I set out on a mission to learn as much about lupus as I could. I never dreamed that journey would eventually lead me to medical school.

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...

Calling All Scientists!

The Huffington Post | Brittany Binowski and Rebecca Searles | Posted 10.01.2013 | 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...