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Art is essential, not extra

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Randi Weingarten

The arts are vital for everyone. Art can soothe us. And it can stretch us -- by exposing us to concepts we've never imagined before, or by leading us to wrestle with ambiguity, multiple interpretations or artistic expression that we find jarring.

The Future of the University in the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
John M. Eger

Given the constantly changing (and shrinking) workplace, life long learning is the new normal. Yet, most colleges are not prepared to give young peopl...

Universities in the the New Economy: Yes, Some Will Make It

John M. Eger | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
John M. Eger

Given the constantly changing (and shrinking) workplace, life long learning is the new normal. Yet, most colleges are not prepared to give young peopl...

My Son Just Created A Pokemon Go Walking Hack, Is Cheating Good Now?

Dan Nessel | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Dan Nessel

My son probably walks about 3-5 miles a day, so, this wasn't about being lazy and avoiding walking. This was actually a clever time hack. He realized at night, the phone just sits there doing nothing -- why not put it to work hatching eggs?

The Burnout Is Real: Is Diversity and Inclusion In Tech Just A Myth?

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Lisa Mae Brunson

In our hearts, we understand that although it feels like an uphill battle, the aim for diversity and inclusion within tech and the workplace in general is within reach.

Putting A Dent In The Universe

Jim Conwell | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Jim Conwell

What connection do tombstones have with engineering education? If you are mechanical engineering professor Andy Mech, you will draw a grave marker on...

Science Talent Search Is a Bellwether for Future of Science

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Robin Raskin

Just this week, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company, became the next sponsor to carry on the Science Talent Search. They increased the financial commitment to $100 million dollars and committed to fund it through the next decade.

#SciComm for the Public Good!

Marion Leary | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Marion Leary

Academia is supposed to foster innovation, free-thinking, and novel, impactful ideas. But if all of that happens in the Ivory Tower, what's the point?

STEM Ecosystems: A Movement You Need to Be Part Of

John M. Eger | Posted 05.10.2016 | Home
John M. Eger

Last week, the Ruben H. Fleet Center located in Balboa Park in San Diego hosted over 60 community leaders from industry and the education field to tal...

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

Vidcode | Posted 05.10.2016 | Home
Vidcode

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.

The Importance of STEAM Learning

Vidcode | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Vidcode

If you are familiar with the technology or educational sectors, you have undoubtedly heard that STEM, which is educational focus in science, tech, eng...

I Know What Girls Like: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.04.2016 | Home
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Myth: Girls Don't like Math and Science. Busted: Statistics show that 74% of girls show at least as much interest as boys in these disciplines. In...

If You Want Your Child To Survive The Future, Send Them To Art School

Dustin Timbrook | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Dustin Timbrook

Send your kids to art school. Heavily invest time and resources into their creative literacy. Do these things and they will stand a chance at finding work and or fulfillment in a future where other human abilities become irrelevant.

10 Latinas Think Big Innovators to Watch in 2016

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Latinas Think Big is a community of progressive Latinas, created to advance the careers, businesses and economic prosperity of women through an online platform, entrepreneurial events and summits.

Teaching Kids to Understand Global Issues

XPRIZE | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
XPRIZE

Ask most children where their food, clothes or toys come from and you'll likely hear some variation of "the store." Enter "Detective Dot," an 8-year-o...

Join Me in Celebrating National Arts in Education Week!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Robert L. Lynch

Unfortunately, we all know that when school budgets tighten, the arts are the first to go. But when we celebrate, we also bring attention to the decision makers who decide what gets cut. Let's get informed, let's get out there, and let's get some attention.

WiSci 2015: Women in Tech

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Did you know that although 74 percent of girls in middle school express an interest in STEM-related fields, only 0.3 percent end up pursuing a college degree in computer science?

Meet the WiSci Girls

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

Welcome to WiSci

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

About the WiSci Curriculum and Participants

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The WiSci Camp will bring together 120 talented girls from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.

One Of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming An Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Shraddha Chaplot

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?

Children Should Create Before They Code

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Christine Nasserghodsi

Raise your hand if you've received at least one email advertising a coding camp for your child. Keep it up if you have considered it. I have.

We Are Not so Different: Science and Religion

Marion Leary | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Marion Leary

I am an agnostic scientist who happens to also be fascinated with the world's religions, especially the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Raising an Innovator: 10 Tips From Our Nation's Greatest Inventors

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Jayme Cellitioci

Last week, I was explaining to my 4-year-old that mom had to miss two "sleeps" at home in order to help make a celebration for our country's greatest inventors and innovators. As I had the unique opportunity to sit and chat with these creative problem solving geniuses of our time, I excavated 10 tips on preparing your child and mine to innovate in the 21st century.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home
Marion Leary

My advice to those kids, and to all kids, is to keep thinking outside the box, think up, and work on, solutions that seem unconventional. Because it is the unconventional people just like them who have moved STEM fields forward, and it will be the unconventional thinkers like them who will continue to do so.