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Driving Innovation From the White House

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Tom Kalil is a California guy but he has spent 14 years encouraging U.S. innovation from the White House. Kalil leads the Office of Science and Technology Policy (@whitehouseostp). He served president Clinton as well as president Obama.

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...

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.

Reconsidering Math as an Art Form

Lisa Burns | Posted 07.22.2015 | Education
Lisa Burns

Why, in this era of global technology, are we using the same teaching methodology as that of the Industrial Revolution, when public education began? They need to see a world full of wonder and possibilities without shirking at the thought of digging deeper to come up with their own solutions.

Under the Stars, We Are All Equal

Viva Dadwal | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Viva Dadwal

How can we help often fractured and segregated communities come together? One way is to foster organic interactions through innocuous shared experiences. Public astronomy is one way of giving every type of person a chance to connect and better understand each other.

The Global Search for Education: Where are the US Jobs?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"NY and CA are not necessarily the best place for college graduates to look for a job. While these states offer many job opportunities to college gra...

Science Can Change the World

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science
Feike Sijbesma

The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?

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?

Children Should Create Before They Code

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
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.

Scientists Make Better Leaders: Using Ideas for the Common Good

Teri W. Odom | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Teri W. Odom

The scientific approach to problem solving has its roots in critical and analytical thinking, teamwork, and creativity. I am an advocate for training students so they can apply their scientific training to any academic major or career path.

Nico Pitney

Meet The 63rd Black Woman In American History With A Physics Ph.D.

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 06.26.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a 32-year-old theoretical astrophysicist. Her academic home is arguably the nation's most elite physics depart...

Girls and STEM: How We Can Up the Numbers

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

When girls do express interest in careers such as electrical engineering, we need to encourage their interest, adds Drew Jarvis. From childhood, girls need to learn to be assertive enough to express their interests and ask for help.

Ingenious Mary: Innovative Irish Science Journalist Leaves a Formidable STEM Legacy

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

The premature death has taken place of Irish journalist Mary Mulvihill, aged 55, after a short illness. Mary was a one-of-a-kind national treasure in science history research and communication across many media platforms as well as in person, and an effective and infectiously enthusiastic community builder whose professional generosity seemed to know no bounds.

Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM

Victoria Juarez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Victoria Juarez

Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."

Advice for the Class of 2015

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

To the Class of 2015: As you prepare to leave your high school years behind, many people will advise you to "follow your dreams." My advice? Confront reality. It may sound harsh, but only a small amount of aspiring professional athletes, actors and musicians make it to the big leagues.

Defending Liberal Education In a Technology Driven World

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

The supposed conflict between science and the humanities has been blown out of proportion. Economic growth will come not so much from cheaper computer chips but rather from "constantly reimagining how computers and other new technologies interact with human beings."

So You Think You Are a Digital Native?

Linda Rosen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Linda Rosen

I am a sucker for graduation season. There's something so inspiring about the closing of one chapter and the promise of a new one; standing on the cusp of the future with a world of possibilities ahead.

Closing the Tech Divide in San Francisco and Around the World

Stevon Cook | Posted 06.11.2015 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

San Francisco is the epicenter of the innovation economy. These 49 square miles that I know and love are considered the premier international gathering place for those looking to impact the world through the latest technology.

12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315,000 was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and t...

A Call to Action: Summer Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

If we continue to work together, we can ensure that more young people feel empowered to take an active role in making our communities better.

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.

Coding Is the New Latin

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Christopher Byrne

Sadly, Latin is no longer taught widely, thought of as rarified or, in some cases, even elitist. So, where does a student learn to understand systems and think systematically in today's world? One word: coding.

Meet 12 Women In STEM Who Just Broke The Glass Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Science, technology, engineering and math have long been male-dominated fields. Though barriers still exist, female scientists are making inroads into...

6 Tips on How to Succeed in STEM

Daniela Jorge | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Daniela Jorge

I never thought anything was off-limits. When I was in the eighth grade, my dad introduced me to industrial design. It hooked me. I loved the idea of designing products that people use every day and I loved computers and creating in a digital space. Then, I met the Internet and it all coalesced. The Internet gave me the tools to create digital experiences that touch millions of people.

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

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
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.