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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. | 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.

Calling All Young Ladies for FIRST Robotics

Natalie Kalin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science
Natalie Kalin

If you are a woman--good. There's no finer thing to be. Actually, I take that back. A finer thing is to be a woman AND to be in FIRST Robotics. ...

Code as a Second Language

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Jose Antonio Tijerino

On appearance, Kaira Villanueva seems to be an average sophomore student at Columbia University tracing her way through New York with a well-worn backpack, scratched-up MetroCard, and a youthful curiosity.

Math is a Tool to Understand Our World - It Should be Working for All Students

Matt Kramer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Matt Kramer

In the last national math assessments, just 20 percent of eighth-graders from low-income families were proficient in math appropriate for their grade level.

How to Implement a Coded Curriculum in Your School

Peter Hutton | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Peter Hutton

Coding is, indeed, everywhere today. And while not all of our students will be coders or engineers, they all need to acquire a level of coding literacy that will enable them to understand the power of coding in any career direction they choose.

#GirlsWithToys Campaign Proves Once And For All That Women Have A Place In STEM

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

Here's yet another reminder that women totally kick ass in any field they want. Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomy and planetary science professor at t...

4 Ways Makers Are Changing the World

Tae Yoo | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Hackathons, tech shops, makerspaces: These terms are increasingly prevalent in today's vernacular, and for good reason. They represent a burgeoning global movement with people of all ages developing, designing, and often marketing their creations.