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Summer Programs Enhance STEM Learning

Jennifer Peck | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Jennifer Peck

We live in a world filled with acronyms, and public education may be one of the worst offenders when it comes to a confusing alphabet soup of terms that only a portion of the population can understand.

Girls Deserve More Than Barbies and Baby Dolls

Danielle Prager | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

A young boy may voice his desire to be a nurse, or a girl may share her aspirations of exploring outer space -- but what happens to these early goals as the years go by?

How to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Hilal Isler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Hilal Isler

Adèle Galey, of the Athena Empire, a boot-camp for women who are emerging entrepreneurs, talks about why it's necessary to create communities of sisterhood.

World: Look to Rwanda!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

When I told people I was going to Rwanda their first -- and often only -- association with the country was the 1994 genocide. Too often in the West our image of Africa is simple and ill-informed.

The Journey Begins

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Now, people see me determined in STEM fields and they ask me,"Where did you draw that inspiration from?" I just answer them saying that, if it was not for the WiSci camp, I don't know where else it would come from

Changing the Face of Technology - One Girl at a Time

Kimberly Bryant | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices
Kimberly Bryant

Women and girls are naturally agents of change. If we teach one girl to code, she will go on to teach more. By giving these girls the skills they need to succeed, they can go on to change not just their own trajectory but the collective trajectories of the communities they represent.

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Is Nicki Minaj a Feminist?

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The real question is not "Is Nicki Minaj a feminist?" but rather "What is feminism?" Because if I were to consider feminism from every perspective in life, I think we would end up saying that anything a woman does of her own will is an act of feminism.

The Girl Code

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

I want to be successful in life; I want all other girls to be successful, because their success means my success. From a young age we are groomed for competition in various fields, thus rendering it easy for women to be seen as greedy since there is little on the plate for us as compared to men.

Educating at the Intersection of Art and Technology

John M. Eger | Posted 09.26.2015 | Impact
John M. Eger

The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and work of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple. What hasn't been widely talked about is the message Jobs made about the new economy and the call for a truly hands-on interdisciplinary education.

Building STEM Leadership Skills

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

Should Adam choose to pursue a STEM career, his leadership skill-building experiences will help give him the competitive edge that will put his resume at the top of the pile. In the meantime, we can't wait to see him back at Camp Invention next summer!

A Look at the Hottest Toys of the Past Decade

Laurie Schacht | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's not all fun and games predicting what the hottest toys will be for any season--especially for the holidays! We're often asked: What will become the next schoolyard currency?

Parenting Beyond Racism: How to Support Aspiring Children of Color

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

When our children are repeatedly targeted or discriminated against, those initial feelings of self-doubt, shame and rejection can also resurface later. At what point do we caution our kids that their own dreams and achievements may be eclipsed by racism, bigotry and injustice?

The Costs of Our Teachers Opting Out

John Ewing | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
John Ewing

Study after study shows that experience counts in teaching. While recruitment may be an immediate need, retaining a workforce of outstanding, experienced educators is the ultimate goal.

Bartering With Your Life: A Conversation With Siobhan Adcock

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Bridget, the main character in Siobhan Adcock's novel, The Barter, faces one of life's hardest questions: what would you give to save your family? To save your life? Adcock spoke to me about the nature of sacrifice, how women barter, and the power of fairy tale.

A Liberal Arts Girl Living in a STEM World

Deborah Cronen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Deborah Cronen

A liberal arts route is not the most obvious or clear cut, but how wonderful is it that that a broad education can contribute to professional success.

STEAM: Give it a Try!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Onyekachi Akpotohwo, WiSci STEAM Camp participant By the end of this decade, the world will be in need of millions of scientists and engineers. I...

The Interdependency Between Our Homes and the World

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

In Rwanda, the sky started at my feet. And with the knowledge that I can do anything and go anywhere, I learned to let the sky touch the sea. Because sometimes the water just needs to bring you back home.

Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits

Osman Rashid | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

As a developer of an educational application for mobile devices, I often find myself wondering how parents are adapting to the new paradigm presented by mobile gaming. There has always been a debate of good screen time versus bad screen time, but as more technology is being adapted into the home that debate has shifted

Employers Take Note: People with Autism Ideally Suited to Fill Critical STEM Jobs

Carol Glazer | Posted 09.05.2015 | Education
Carol Glazer

Is it just me, or do you also feel like it's only a matter of time until an account gets hacked and all of your personal data stolen? Seemingly each w...

WiSci STEAM Camp 2015: My Experience

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

That was when my perspective totally changed. I have since developed a keen interest in the sciences and opened up to the limitless opportunities available. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but now I think I'll try my hands on computer engineering first.

All-Girls STEM Camps to Keep in Mind for Next Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Diane Propsner

Summer STEM camps provide girls with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For girls new to STEM, summer programs provide a fun way to explore unfamiliar subjects -- potentially discovering new areas of interest.

How The IoE Will Drastically Change The Job Market

Tae Yoo | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Solving the unemployment challenge means developing competitive skills, so there are more qualified people eligible for the jobs today and the ones that will be created in the future. To take advantage of the potential of IoE, the world needs millions of people to fill information and communications technology jobs in every country, in almost every field.

WiSci 2015: A Journey of Self Discovery

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Emily Adcock, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Today is our last day in Rwanda, and a few of us got up to watch the sunrise for the last time. As I w...

Three Ways Ed-Tech Can Help Bring Back the "Cool" Science Teacher

Osman Rashid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Osman Rashid

When children fall in love with an educational subject, it is a great thing. This generally comes at a young age and through the influence of a particular teacher. Yet, as teachers become a dwindling resource and are over-worked and over-stressed, students are the ones that suffer.