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Teen Who Invented $25 Ebola Detection Test Wins Google Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact

The world could be one step closer to quick and inexpensive Ebola detection thanks to a teenager from Connecticut. Olivia Hallisey, a junior at Gree...

Science Fairs: In Praise of Successful Failures

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Mariette DiChristina

We don't give our kids enough experience in how to ask questions, develop a hypothesis, try things, gather data, and sometimes fail -- and to do so effectively. And we need to teach them it's OK for things to go wrong in the short term if they are working hard toward a longer goal and using the evidence-based process of science.

The Science of Learning and Trying

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Mariette DiChristina

There's no end to what we can achieve if we all start sharing, working, and learning together, to help prepare our students for a future that is ever changing. I, for one, can't wait to see what we'll come up with next -- together!

Innovation Inspired By Fruit Flies: My Stroll With Mihir Garimella

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science
Ebenezar Wikina

When you see a fruit fly, generally, the next thing you think of is a broom or book to swat it. But when Mihir sees a fruit fly, he thinks of his Google Science Fair Award and how the flies inspired him.

Searching For Smart: My Stroll with the 2014 Google Science Fair Winners

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

(From Left to Right; Sophie, Ciara, Emer) Apart from searching for keywords on the web, every year Google embarks on a search for smart teens around ...

Teen Invents Ingenious Device To Help Keep His Grandfather And Other Alzheimer's Patients Safe

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News

This brilliant teen drew from personal experiences with his grandfather's illness to create something that could change the lives of millions. Kenn...

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...

16-Year-Old Invents A New Way To Communicate -- Using Only Your Breath

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.12.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has found a way to convert human breath into speech, and he says his invention could transform the lives of an esti...

This Teen Wants To Save The World Using One Very Common Material

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.03.2014 | Teen

Ridding the Earth of pollution may sound like an impossible task to most. But not to 16-year-old UK whiz-kid Samuel Burrow, who was recently named on...

One Teen May Have Actually Found A Way To Help Stop Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.13.2014 | Teen

A 13-year-old has created a project that could actually stop cyberbullying. Trisha Prabhu, an Illinois middle schooler, was recently selected as a ...

17-Year-Old Develops Drug That Could Cure The Flu

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.25.2013 | Science

The old vinegar and baking soda volcano trick might have cut it at your high school science fair, but at the Google Science Fair one teenager took on ...

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

Prioritizing Creativity

Michael Nobleza | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

How many of us during the '70s and '80s grew up wanting to be the next member of the Space Shuttle program? And what is it that today's youth aspire to?

Teen Wows Google With Brilliant Cancer Diagnosis App

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.26.2012 | Technology

Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer? These kids have. The five teenage...

How the Google Science Fair Changed my Life

Shree Bose | Posted 05.30.2012 | Teen
Shree Bose

That's the thing about science fairs -- anyone with a good idea and the determination to work at it can win, and those are the people who are out there changing the world.

Whoa. Teen Wins $100,000 Science Prize!

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

An amazing high school senior's research is making waves in the science community this week -- and may impact in the future of cancer treatment. 17-ye...

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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?

These Teen Girls Are Going To Change The World! (WATCH)

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

Talk about girl power -- three American high school girls made headlines in November when they swept the 2011 international Google Science Fair, earni...

The Year In Review

Linda Hallman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go.

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?

All Three Winners Of Google Global Science Fair Were Girls From U.S.

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

Three girls from different parts of the country defied the status quo earlier this week -- by snagging the top title in a global science fair for each...