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Women in STEAM-Related Fields

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is of great importance that I'll be able to share with other participants some aspects of our distinct cultures, hence improving our understandings of different cultures and giving us an unbiased view towards certain aspects.

I Can Do It!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

These past two years have certainly not been easy, and there have been many long nights that on occasion have ended in tears, but I have a new perspective towards science. My current motto is: I can do it.

Making Connections With WiSci Sisters Around the World

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Ciara O'Donoghue, WiSci STEAM Camp participant As a rising sophomore at the Madeira School near Washington, DC, I'm anxiously counting down th...

Shades of Pink

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Sisipho Zinja, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Sisipho at the African Leadership Academy Diversity has always been an important source of my...

Belonging: Pre-Camp Speculations

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is only from discovering human connections from the people around us that we begin to understand ourselves and our leadership abilities better.

Ready for Take-off

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My journey to Rwanda starts in less than three hours. By this time tomorrow I will be in Washington D.C. with thirty other girls, trying -- and undoubtedly failing -- to get some sleep before our thirteen-hour flight to Africa.

Aashka in Africa- My Thoughts Before...

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

I can't believe I am one of 30 high school girls across the nation to be selected to travel on a 3-week trip to Rwanda, Africa to learn about something I love! This trip is a combination of everything I am passionate about.

#Whyilovephilly

Marion Leary | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?

One Of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming An Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
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?

We Are Not so Different: Science and Religion

Marion Leary | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
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.

11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work

Blair Forlaw | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Blair Forlaw

Did you catch the headline last week about Amazon Prime's new same-day service? Online shoppers in some markets who place an order before noon can now get their packages later that very day.

Everyone Can Heart Science

Marion Leary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
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.

Disney Challenges Kids To Use Their Best STEAM Skills To Imagine The Future

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.24.2015 | Good News

All aboard! American education is moving forward with full STEAM, and Disney has hopped on board with a special challenge. In anticipation of ...

Meet the Entrepreneur Who's Designing Her Company as a Work of Art

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

In today's modern entrepreneurial ecosystem where a number of over-worked, hyper-functioning people don't take time to smell the roses, viewing one's business as a work of art may be the answer to visionary commitment. This approach is what keeps Bethany Kolby, CEO of the London-based creator of educational DIY kits, Technology Will Save Us (TWSU), happily on point.

From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting to know that it has seeped its way into common vernacular.

STEAM: Person, Place or Paradigm Shift?

Allison Gaines Pell | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Allison Gaines Pell

Children are capable of more than many want to give them credit for. The STEAM movement is popularizing this idea, and giving schools ways to think about language, time and space to make that idea real.

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Arts Integration Works Says Portland's "Right Brain Initiative"

John M. Eger | Posted 10.26.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

RBI was launched in 2008 by a unique collaboration of artists, art and cultural organizations, school districts, governments, businesses and donors who believed in the concept of "arts integration."

Developing Tomorrow's Talent

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

People today generally agree that the goal of education is to convey knowledge. But if all the world's knowledge is instantaneously available online via a mobile device, how does that affect what we need to teach in schools and through other educational channels?

Partners in Education Week

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

These are people who are fighting on the front lines of arts education: teachers, administrators, arts managers who are united in the belief that a solid arts education is a crucial component of a comprehensive curriculum.

STEM or STEAM? We're Missing the Point

Vince Bertram | Posted 05.26.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

What exactly is STEM education? It's much more than science, technology, engineering and math, which are usually taught as discrete subjects with math down one hallway in the school and science down another.

Picking Up STEAM in San Diego

John M. Eger | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Next Friday, corporate technology leader, Qualcomm, will play host to a unique one-day forum organized by non-profit STEAM Connect, spelled STE [+a] M...

Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 04.20.2014 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Applause for the Education Mission of Museums

John M. Eger | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

It is a time to publicly acknowledge the vital role of museums, to salute the people who contribute their life to make them meaningful ... and, to thank them for their commitment to educating our young.