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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.

How to Showcase the Value of the Humanities and Storytelling

Kimberly Connor | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Kimberly Connor

While placing an emphasis on STEM education will help fill technology-related jobs, it has overshadowed the importance of degrees within the humanities. In a world where there is more emphasis placed on technology-related education, how do educators illustrate the value of the humanities?

WiSci 2015: Camp Wrap-Up

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

Coding: The Ultimate Equalizer

Joel S. Bloom | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Joel S. Bloom

Coding is how technology, including software, apps and websites, is created. There are thousands of coding languages, such as JavaScript, Python and SQL, and early exposure helps young people understand and interact with the devices that provide the means to shape our technology-driven culture.

A Message in a Bottle

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Garima Singh, WiSci STEAM Camp participant WiSci STEAM Camp 2015 A week later and here I am sitting in my house with reliable 24/7 Wi-Fi, hot sh...

From the Beginning to the End

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Aashka Patel, WiSci STEAM Camp participant When I took my first step in Rwanda, all I could think about was sleep. I had just spent an exhausting ...

A Wave of Inspiration

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Katie Huang, WiSci STEAM Camp participant The eight hours of sleep I got each day was the bare minimum for me to have the energy to carry out all ...

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

Hilal Isler | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Hilal Isler

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system? Dr. Eleni Mitsakaki is trying to help.

Who Says Science Movies Don't Matter?

Deborah Berebichez | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Deborah Berebichez

When I was 12, my father took me to The Children's Museum in Mexico City to see a movie that I remember as Planets, Moons and Stars. It was unlike any movie I had seen before. There were no good and bad guys or furry animals -- just colorful spheres.

WiSci2015: Week Three- WiSci2015 Ends with a Bang!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Week three, the last week of WiSci2015, did not disappoint!

A Tribute to Gashora

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Celine Estrada, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Entrance to the Gashora Girls Academy Three weeks. Three weeks without the comfort of my family a...

The Melting Pot of 9 Different Countries

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta, WiSci STEAM Camp participant The melting pot of 9 different countries, diverse cultures and wonderfully unique p...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.19.2015 | College
Carol J. Carter

Shantanu Bala doesn't like being called self-motivated, but from wherever he gets it, the 21-year-old ASU graduate has motivation in scads.

We Need a Few Good Men

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By proactively empowering some key male advocates like we support and empower ourselves, we could reach progress a lot faster.

I Am Responsible

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Helena Tamene, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Never had I thought that the gender bias in my country is also faced in other parts of our world. Th...

WiSci 2015: Not Your Ordinary Summer Camp

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

When you bring 120 girls together from around the world and inspire them to learn and give them the freedom to create, there is no other word to describe it than magical.

A Bond, A Lesson, An Experience

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

We are all forced to remember that nothing worth its time and energy is easy, and when the camp is over and we return to our normal lives, we will be new and improved versions of ourselves. We will all share a bond, a lesson, and an experience of spending three weeks together in Rwanda, missing our homes and families, but having created a new family, too.

Girls' Camps?

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My experience with Women in Tech at that local level was both inspiring and fun, getting me interested in the STEM fields. My team and I pushed through to the end, despite our difficulties, and I feel that we really learned how to communicate with others during that time.

Girls Aren't Good At Math

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Apryl DeLancey

I had the idea that when I went to college, I would major in math. I did well another couple of years. However, in the 7th grade I had a dull older professor who perpetuated the "girls can't do math" myth. Once I had questions, it was decided that I couldn't "do math." I didn't "get it" immediately because I'm a girl. End of math career.

We're Hiring Engineers All Wrong. Here's How HuffPost Evolved

Alan Johnson | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology
Alan Johnson

But how do we know if they can code? This is the key anxiety a software organization faces when evaluating a potential hire. At HuffPost Engineering, we've tried to turn this question on its head -- and for the most part, eliminate it.

In Rwanda, Life Flows Like Water

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The girls I have met at the WiSci STEAM camp, a three-week long intensive science and leadership program in Rwanda, speak with the strength of their country on their lips.

Let's Talk About Values, Beliefs and Evidence

Arthur Camins | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Arthur Camins

In August 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Seventy years later, the President Obama is imploring Congress to approve a deal to dissuade Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

The Best Cities for Diversity in STEM

SmartAsset.com | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
SmartAsset.com

While STEM diversity is a national problem, it isn't equally severe in all parts of the country.

New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The participants in the Minority Male Makers program are making positive strides toward their future. They are also making inroads in a field where minorities are not often represented.

A Program Exchange Unlike Any Other!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Jennifer Leff, WiSci STEAM Camp staff member If someone asks you if you'd like to implement a summer camp for 120 girls in the heart of Rwanda--gr...