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

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Technology
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.

Engineer, Poet, Pianist, Inventor, Innovator: Radia Perlman

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Jayme Cellitioci

I am deeply grateful to cross and build bridges with folks like you, Radia Perlman, and I am thrilled that thousands of wide-eyed children across the country will get to know you too.

How VR Will Never Be As Good As Your TV

Steven Schkolne | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

Many people were surprised, about a year ago, when the news broke that Oculus' virtual reality (VR) headset would require a high-end, $1000+ PC. Today...

5 New Indie Games of 2016 That You Can't Afford to Miss

Harold Stark | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

We all love to play games like Fallout 4, Uncharted and The Division. However, let's face it. Taking on high-end games like these one after another ca...

#SciComm for the Public Good!

Marion Leary | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
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?

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

Vidcode | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education

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.

Not All STEM is Equal

Jim Conwell | Posted 04.20.2016 | Education
Jim Conwell

There is a difference between a STEM curriculum and a college that "now offers an engineering degree." So what tend to be the differences?

Congressman Asked To Explain Why His Campaign Spent $1.3K On Video Games

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

The Federal Election Commission is questioning a California congressman after discovering that his campaign spent $1,302 on video games. The FEC publi...

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.

Moon Medicine and Yoni Bliss

Mary Rogers | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Mary Rogers

Since I've become inspired to uplift women everywhere and thus have begun to research topics such as moon cycles, circles, breath work, sisterhood and...

Education Bill Much More Than Revision of NCLB

John M. Eger | Posted 01.06.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Last month, President Obama signed an education reform bill that revised the so-called No Child Left Behind act. Surprisingly, the bill had bipartisan support from both the House and Senate.

Arts Based Learning of STEM Works Says NSF Funded Research Firm

John M. Eger | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

At this point, the debate in America about art and science is coming to a conclusion : the disciplines very much need each other.

Investing in the Future is Investing in Our Youth

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

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...

STEAM Is Here - To Get into Schools Will Take a Little Longer

John M. Eger | Posted 11.12.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

Last week, California Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts, convened a hearing to examine the state of arts education in California schools. For years, educators and art teachers have been arguing that the arts need to be added to STEM programs.

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

Ruby Rails is Right: Girls Deserve to See Themselves as Heroes

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

Until there is more gender balance among leading roles in entertainment, government and corporate leadership, our sons and daughters will continue to believe the stereotypes perpetuated in the news,  media, and their everyday lives.

Lessons from a Sunrise

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

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.

Rwanda: A Leader in Innovation & Gender Equality

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

There are a few things America could learn from Rwanda, such as the government's impressive empowerment of their female citizens.

A Young Voice to Women

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

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.

World: Look to Rwanda!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

When I told people I was going to Rwanda their first -- and often only -- association with the country was the 1994 genocide. Too often in the West our image of Africa is simple and ill-informed.

The Journey Begins

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Now, people see me determined in STEM fields and they ask me,"Where did you draw that inspiration from?" I just answer them saying that, if it was not for the WiSci camp, I don't know where else it would come from

Is Nicki Minaj a Feminist?

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The real question is not "Is Nicki Minaj a feminist?" but rather "What is feminism?" Because if I were to consider feminism from every perspective in life, I think we would end up saying that anything a woman does of her own will is an act of feminism.

The Girl Code

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

I want to be successful in life; I want all other girls to be successful, because their success means my success. From a young age we are groomed for competition in various fields, thus rendering it easy for women to be seen as greedy since there is little on the plate for us as compared to men.

Building STEM Leadership Skills

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

Should Adam choose to pursue a STEM career, his leadership skill-building experiences will help give him the competitive edge that will put his resume at the top of the pile. In the meantime, we can't wait to see him back at Camp Invention next summer!

STEAM: Give it a Try!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Onyekachi Akpotohwo, WiSci STEAM Camp participant By the end of this decade, the world will be in need of millions of scientists and engineers. I...