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What Can Mentoring Organizations Learn From Each Other? What Data Is Missing?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

We were just able to pull high level metrics such as increased interest in STEM, overall reach, contact hours etc. They are a step forward, but there is so much more data that we can gather to draw a more nuanced picture that will be helpful for the field.

Technology Is Bringing Back the Apprenticeship Model. It Just Has a Different Name - Mentoring

Tara Chklovski | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

While most mentoring organizations share these learning environment characteristics, we have profiled at least one for each to provide an example of how this framework is being currently practiced in the field.

How Do You Develop a Scalable STEM Education Model That Nurtures Deep Learning?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

I was very intrigued by Alex Hernandez's post about scalable K-12 solutions and wanted to share some of our own hard won lessons in trying to build a scalable STEM education solution.

What Gains Do Children Make in Curiosity, Creativity and Persistence, in 100 Hours? What Age Do You Start?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

Over time, as the little ones got used to the environment and people, they became more comfortable with expressing their ideas and goals.

Why Tinkering With Children Can Help You Solve the Gritty Problem at Work?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

I had created something that hadn't existed before. I felt as if a block had been rolled away and that I could go back to my proposal with the knowledge that I could do it.

How Media Can Inspire Girls In Science

Tara Chklovski | Posted 12.07.2013 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

We were extremely excited when we heard director Alfonso Cuarón was going to make a thriller with Sandra Bullock playing the lead role as an intrepid engineer and problem solver.

Why Don't Girls Grok Physics?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Tara Chklovski

Have you ever noticed how girls' toys are mostly static? Dolls, kitchen sets and stuffed animals don't demonstrate concepts of forces, momentum, cause and effect, control, friction, balance and inertia.

The Beauty and Friendliness of Science

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tara Chklovski

We are a science-education nonprofit organization and our mission is to inspire children to be curious about the world and to experience the joys of finding things out.

Girls as Inventors

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tara Chklovski

We are getting ready to conduct six Technovation Challenge programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York City this coming spring, reaching out to more than 300 high school girls.