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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 12.06.2015 | 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...

The Interdependency Between Our Homes and the World

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

In Rwanda, the sky started at my feet. And with the knowledge that I can do anything and go anywhere, I learned to let the sky touch the sea. Because sometimes the water just needs to bring you back home.

WiSci STEAM Camp 2015: My Experience

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

That was when my perspective totally changed. I have since developed a keen interest in the sciences and opened up to the limitless opportunities available. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but now I think I'll try my hands on computer engineering first.

WiSci 2015: A Journey of Self Discovery

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Emily Adcock, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Today is our last day in Rwanda, and a few of us got up to watch the sunrise for the last time. As I w...

WiSci 2015: Camp Wrap-Up

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
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...

A Message in a Bottle

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Garima Singh, WiSci STEAM Camp participant WiSci STEAM Camp 2015 A week later and here I am sitting in my house with reliable 24/7 Wi-Fi, hot sh...

From the Beginning to the End

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Aashka Patel, WiSci STEAM Camp participant When I took my first step in Rwanda, all I could think about was sleep. I had just spent an exhausting ...

A Wave of Inspiration

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Katie Huang, WiSci STEAM Camp participant The eight hours of sleep I got each day was the bare minimum for me to have the energy to carry out all ...

WiSci2015: Week Three- WiSci2015 Ends with a Bang!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Week three, the last week of WiSci2015, did not disappoint!

A Tribute to Gashora

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Celine Estrada, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Entrance to the Gashora Girls Academy Three weeks. Three weeks without the comfort of my family a...