Companies know that getting the biggest bang for the buck in social impact investment requires applying smart business sense to the nonprofit realm. And they are right -- but the business model that needs to be applied is not the one you might think.
As I began to learn more and more, the direct effect of that was me beginning to share more and more about what I believe in and what was happening in my classroom. It is a two-way street. Being a connected educator does not only impact you, but you begin to impact others.
It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.
Does your son or daughter play Minecraft? And do you stand before that screen wondering what it's all about, and how it's possible that your kid doesn't get dizzy from moving around this blocky world so quickly?
I searched Twitter for "narcolepsy" and found what has since been the key to my coping process: a community.
Inside a conference room on the 36th floor of Rockefeller Center, a group of 17 high school girls are animatedly talking about their startup plans.
Dani Gillman was a single mom in Metro Detroit with an autistic daughter, Brodie, who ran a popular blog detailing her daughter's challenges and succe...
Last night, we sat at the Smithsonian Institute for the kick-off dinner of The STEM Innovation gathering. Our table had a vibrant and humorous conversation over wine and lavender infused lemonade about OB Tampons as a proven engineering solution.
I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.
This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations ...
At the end of each story, the Playbook Role Models share heart-felt advice for girls to apply to their career path. Then, questions are asked of the reader to help them take the first step to writing their own playbook.
Whether the technology is from Google or any other company, connecting our homes to the so-called "Internet of things" does raise some interesting privacy and security issues.
As technology becomes increasingly immersive and defining of our day-to-day life, how might we keep the psychological impact on well-being in mind in the design and creation of products, programs, and the policies that influence them?
You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.
Women are notably under-represented in the fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Tech. Only 5.5 percent to 22.3 percent of civil, industrial, chemical and mechanical engineers are women, and they represent just a quarter of the workforce involved with computer and mathematical sciences.
"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are leg...
"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."
I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation.
Over the past ten months I have chaired and co-facilitated MIT's IDEAS China program--a ten month innovation journey for a group of 30 or so senior Ch...
Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.