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10 Women in Tech to Watch in 2016

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve.

I'm A Woman In Tech, But Even I Didn't 'Get It' Until This Week

Laura Roeder | Posted 01.29.2016 | Technology
Laura Roeder

After 10 years as a business owner, I encountered a specific kind of sexism this week that I've actually never come across before.

A New Year, a New Commitment to STEM

Linda Rosen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Linda Rosen

We have a responsibility to give young people a strong foundation in these fields as early as possible, so that they can pursue whatever career options are most appealing to them.

Technology and Equity: Transforming Our Students' Future

Rose Stuckey Kirk | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Rose Stuckey Kirk

If you're in the technology business, you know that finding qualified people is hard. There's just not enough talent to fill the available jobs. Women and minorities are conspicuously absent from this field, and that means we're all missing out. How do we find "new blood" and fresh thinking?

From Graduation to Liftoff: How One Grad Launched Eleven Spacecraft

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Carol J. Carter

For women, working in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) can be a lucrative path: women with STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than women in non-STEM occupations.

Wikipedia, the Year of Science, and What That Means

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science
Craig Newmark

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia's potential for communicating science to the public.

Engineer Your Future: Don't go it Alone, Own it, Create it

GenDIY | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education

A few months ago I passed the exam required to call myself a Ph.D. candidate. Let me say that again, I passed! I am a candidate. I can say this...

New Year, New Focus: STEM Alumnae From Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 01.07.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Saint Mary's College chemistry majors work inside the "glovebox" researching the effects of organic liquids interacting with metals. Photo Credit: S...

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.

Reason, Empathy and Integration: The Anti-Fear Combination Treatment

Arthur Camins | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Arthur Camins

I am unsure of what to do with the adults who cheer when they hear hate speech. However, I am sure the teaching reason and empathy in integrated schools can lessen the potential for raising yet another general of hateful adults.

Disney's Star Wars Creates the First True Warrior Princess

Victoria Song | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Victoria Song

I just watched Stars Wars and I am so proud of Disney for creating the first true Warrior Princess.

Early Access to Professional Networks Will Unclog the Diversity Pipeline in Tech

Jessica Pliska | Posted 12.21.2015 | Technology
Jessica Pliska

Co-authored with Christina Lewis Halpern Students from The Opportunity Network take part in an Hour of Code workshop at Google, learning critical com...

All-Girls FIRST Tech Team Beta Tests New Snapdragon-based Android Platform

Natalie Kalin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

Of all the push towards STEM activities among young students, FIRST is likely one of the best programs to succeed in engaging youth in science and eng...

No Walls, No Limits -- An Interview With Maureen Binienda

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

It's not every day that you meet someone who has spent an entire lifetime changing the world.

Edison's Christmas Lights: The Spirit of Innovation Shines On

Larry Bock | Posted 12.10.2015 | Science
Larry Bock

The magic and wonder of science and technology are never far from us, including at this festive time of year. For example, the next time you are bedaz...

Messages and Misconceptions of Computer Science Education

Pat Yongpradit | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Pat Yongpradit

With Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code kicking off, I wanted to set the record straight on a number of ideas I've seen floating aro...

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.

Teaching Kids to Understand Global Issues

XPRIZE | Posted 12.06.2015 | Education

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...

Toward a More Scientifically Literate Public

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.02.2015 | Science
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Michael Bass UCF Forum columnist As a society we do a terrible job of educating our children to become scientifically literate. Sure, we have STEM...

The Congressional STEAM Caucus May Turn STEM to STEAM in the Reauthorization of ESEA

John M. Eger | Posted 11.28.2015 | Education
John M. Eger

The Congressional Caucus on STEAM reflects what more and more teachers, parents, and policymakers are saying about merging the arts and sciences and creating more meaningful interdisciplinary experiences.

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...

Girls Who Code: Connecting GenDIY Women to STEM

GenDIY | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education

If you have any computer science classes offered at your school, I highly recommend taking them. The first class I took in school allowed me to understand how much I really enjoyed programming.

Student Solutions to Global Problems: STEM Education in South Carolina

Randal Mason | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

When students constantly check their phones in class, high school teachers may suspect the worst--cheating, gossip, cyber-bullying. But not Kirstin Bullington, a science, engineering, and computer science teacher at W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina; she genuinely gets excited when she sees phones out.

Preparing Students for College, Careers of Today

Matthew Randazzo | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Matthew Randazzo

Our communities depend on the quality of educational opportunities to thrive. Yet far too many students in our country never make it to college or arrive on college campuses ill-prepared for the academic rigors of post-secondary course work.

Empowering Tech-Loving Minority Teens to Be Next-Gen Tech Leaders

Monica Gray | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

Teens live and breathe technology. There has never been a truer adage. Whether they're jamming on MP3 players, typing Snapchats, or playing video ga...