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Embarking on a New Adventure: Open Data at the US Patent and Trademark Office

Michelle K. Lee | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Michelle K. Lee

Few things are more exciting than arriving at an unknown platform for the first time. Whether it's Grand Central Station, Roma Termini, or the metro i...

#SciComm for the Public Good!

Marion Leary | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Marion Leary

Academia is supposed to foster innovation, free-thinking, and novel, impactful ideas. But if all of that happens in the Ivory Tower, what's the point?

Change the Game for Girls in STEM: We Don't Need More, We Need Different

Techbridge Girls | Posted 05.22.2016 | Education
Techbridge Girls

Co-authored by Linda Kekelis with Kara Sammet, Manager of Research and Evaluation at Techbridge, and Jen Jayme, Director of Development and Marketing ...

Invest in hands-on-learning and watch the digital-savvy talent pool grow

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

If we want to ensure that the talent pipeline is robust and plentiful for a digital future, we need to invest in it now. We have a great opportunity f...

Advancing the Power of Women & Girls - One City at a Time

Betsy Hall McKinney | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Betsy Hall McKinney

Despite the significant gains women have made over the past century, gender inequality persists throughout society. From the pay gap, to family leave, to domestic violence, to STEM education, women's issues remain neglected, even as women surpass men in college graduation and voting rates.

Game Design Takes Teen from High School to White House

Rich Taylor | Posted 05.20.2016 | Science
Rich Taylor

On a sunny spring day last month, 30 of the nation's brightest and most promising young minds gathered in Washington, D.C., for the sixth annual White...

A Diploma, a Degree, and a Job Offer from IBM: One P-TECH Student's Experience

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

By: Janiel Richards I was born in Trinidad and began my life in America at the age of two. Like many families, my parents came to New York seeking...

Millennials Paving The Way: Paige Kassalen Is Inspiring Women In STEM

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Yasamin Beitollahi

This is the fifth post in my series, Millennials Paving The Way, highlighting today's brightest Millennials who are empowering future generations to b...

Leadership at Deloitte Consulting: A Culture of Collaborative Advantage

Laura Berger | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Laura Berger

"Asking for help ended up being exactly the right thing." This takeaway from a challenging situation early in her career embodies the spirit with whic...

Reaching Back to Get It and Bring It Forward: The Sankofa Global Project

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Traci L. Slatton

When I first met her, Gray was a teacher at my daughter's independent school. Gray was kind and warmly encompassing while also being strict, fair, and creative. She was precisely the teacher every parent wants for their munchkin just starting an academic career.

STEM Ecosystems: A Movement You Need to Be Part Of

John M. Eger | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Last week, the Ruben H. Fleet Center located in Balboa Park in San Diego hosted over 60 community leaders from industry and the education field to tal...

Lone Hispanic Engineering Student at UT-Austin Paves the Way for a Diverse Talent Pipeline

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Gil Saenz was the only Hispanic student in a program of more than 300 when he graduated from UT-Austin with an engineering degree in 1972. Now, he is determined to give today's children and teenagers something he didn't have: an early, firsthand, impactful experience with the scientific process.

7 Awesome Resources To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 04.29.2016 | Technology
Devishobha Ramanan

With a growing emphasis on STEM jobs like never before; and many governments from all over the world facilitating and fueling the startup culture, learning to code is fast becoming a must-have skill in your arsenal.

Building Future Inventors, Disruptors and Technologists Is Exciting and Fun!

Matt Grob | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
Matt Grob

It's easy to assume that technology will always march on, and that our devices will always get better, faster and cheaper. But without inventors, disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist.

Celebrating the Environment, Afterschool Style

Jodi Grant | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Jodi Grant

Nothing screams "sleeves rolled up" quite like lessons about nature and the environment, and that's why they're such a perfect fit for afterschool programs, which offer flexibility and time for students to dig into long-term projects.

How Teaching A Math Problem To A Child Can Help Solve Climate Change

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

World leaders achieved something extraordinary last December at COP21 in Paris; a binding agreement, which will be signed this week in New York, that ...

Dan Crow Soars With Concoctions

Battersby Duo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

Dan Crow's humor is infectious. Kids gravitate to him and it's clear he gives everything of himself.

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of...

A Simple Solution to Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem

Mirta Desir | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology
Mirta Desir

Based on those numbers, it's time for Silicon Valley to start expanding equal access, funding and leadership opportunities -- because it is certainly not a question of talent.

Closing the STEM gender gap: An opportunity and imperative

Margie Warrell | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Margie Warrell

When you think 'engineer', who comes to mind? When you think 'scientist', what are they wearing? When you hear 'tech entrepreneur', what are they doi...

The Power of A Million Mentors

Linda Katehi | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Linda Katehi

Chancellor Linda Katehi at the California chapter launch of the Million Women Mentor Initiative. (photo credit: Christa Brown) At the University of C...

Why STEM?

Katherine Bihr, Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Katherine Bihr, Ed.D.

Having young people competent in STEM helps build communities and shape nations. Educators, parents and community leaders must all shoulder the responsibility to adequately prepare our children for the demands of the future.

Accelerating the Pace of Innovation

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The biggest problem in evidence-based reform in education is that there are too few replicable programs that have strong evidence of effectiveness ava...

SheMeets #Girl2Know, Alice Chang Reinforces the Need For More Women in Tech & The Power of Collaboration

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology
Nancy Laws

As CEO of the most downloaded digital makeover app in the world, Alice Chang is on a mission to transform the way that we approach beauty. Simplifying beauty for the everyday woman by allowing her to get excited about beauty while getting introduced to the magic of technology.

Science: The Story of Me

Morgan Pak | Posted 03.31.2016 | Science
Morgan Pak

Creativity and imagination are essential when it comes to successful application of the scientific method.