By Redeat Gebeyehu, WiSci STEAM Camp participant In August of 2015, I attended the WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Rwanda where I had the opportunity to mi...
This summer I helped change the world. Well, not really, but I took part in a movement that is. I was in a summer program called Girls Who Code, which gives high school girls a crash course in how to program in order to close the gender gap in the tech world. It was a ton of fun, and I found out how important it is that girls code.
Elisa Cuan immigrated to the United States from Peru at the age of 16. After battling allergies for many years, she set out to learn more about the science behind air quality and allergens. She vowed to help prevent others from suffering the way she had.
There have been significant strides made lately to highlight and help close the gender gap in tech. Emphasis has been placed on creating women's spaces and mentorship for women, and there has been a growing movement to encourage young girls to pursue interests in the sciences.
There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago-- stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.
As a female math major, I am all for minorities and women in STEM, but I feel like voicing out about the complexities with this issue and why it's far from a straightforward fix. So, while mathematics strives for simplicity and directness, the problems with getting more women and minorities involved in this subject is far from simple or straightforward.
Thanks to initiatives like Hour of Code and major moves by some of the country's largest school districts, coding and computer science are finally starting to enter the mainstream of K-12 education.
In the STEM space talented, capable students who don't look like we might expect; who may not live in the zip code with the awesome robotics club; whose parents may not be aware that a few bus stops away from their front door a world of opportunity awaits. This needs to change.
Our intrinsic worth is oftentimes forgotten, masked by a shroud of doubt. But the sun shines down with the light needed to see past the dark. This flickering gleam guided me inward, and I was able to peel back each layer and uncover my own self worth.
Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.
Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.
We need more girls in STEM and more women entrepreneurs to start tech and science companies. In my next series of articles, I will introduce you to 10 companies (2 startups at a time), created by the 115 girls who went through this innovative six-week program.
Just three years ago, Elizabeth (Beattie) Hunter was an undergrad engineering student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Ap...
Don't you ever forget that you matter -- a confident woman is considered dangerous to some people. When the world tells you that you can't, that you are not good enough, that you won't, don't bother telling them you can, just do it.
It was about time to get the word 'women' into 'mentor'. So, I did. Just launched my new company twomentor (t-women-tor), LLC to get the words 'women'...
There are a few things America could learn from Rwanda, such as the government's impressive empowerment of their female citizens.