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Cure Cancer. Cure Education.

Janine Ingram | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

Danny Colllins blended three core aspects of my life -- cancer, education and music -- to the point that one simple word kept repeating in my mind as I left the theater: cure.

Great Teaching Is The Real Test

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

In math, our students do extraordinarily well not because we teach them how to take a test, but because our teachers guide them to fall in love with problem-solving.

5 Ways You Can Hack Technology for Social Change

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

With winter melting, and spring coming into view, lots of folks are re-emerging and looking to get involved. My team and I generated a list of 5 ways to get involved in tech this spring.

Saying Yes!: 5 Pieces of Career Advice for Middle School Students

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Julie Kantor

Last Thursday was Career Stars in the Media Center at Westland Middle School in Montgomery County. Spending so much time in corporate America, I was a tad nervous and wanted to do an especially good job as my daughter was in the audience.

Meet the Entrepreneur Who's Designing Her Company as a Work of Art

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Melissa Jun Rowley

In today's modern entrepreneurial ecosystem where a number of over-worked, hyper-functioning people don't take time to smell the roses, viewing one's business as a work of art may be the answer to visionary commitment. This approach is what keeps Bethany Kolby, CEO of the London-based creator of educational DIY kits, Technology Will Save Us (TWSU), happily on point.

Getting Women Into Science-Filled Rooms

Roberta Klatzky | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Roberta Klatzky

The pattern is systematic enough, however, to belie attribution to the vagaries of chance, even taking into account the fact that men considerably out-number women in senior positions in cognitive science.

Kathleen Miles

We Need The Liberal Arts More Than Ever In Today's Digital World, Fareed Zakaria Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today's global technology-driven economy, CNN host Fa...

Eye-Catching Clothing Line Uses Biology-Themed Designs To Attract Girls To Science

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.20.2015 | Good News

An aspiring doctor is using a clothing line to inspire young girls to get interested in science. Lizzie Cochran, a 24-year-old student at Columbia...

Can STEM and App-Based Technology Play a Critical Role in Eliminating the Gender and Race Wage Gap for Women?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Marcia Dyson

While we are waiting for equal pay to become a reality across the board, I encourage women and girls to be looking more at technology as an important accelerator for pay parity now.

How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

College vs. Coachella

J.D. Rothman | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
J.D. Rothman

If students are more passionate about three hot, smelly days in the desert than collecting degrees, parents should pay attention -- these kids may be onto something. Let's look at the benefits of attending Coachella instead of going to college at all.

STEM Women Stories: Aspire and Inspire

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Levine

Bucking the trend, efforts to encourage women to embrace STEM have increased dramatically. Those efforts span the country, including in Tennessee where the Women Ground Breakers recently held their annual Chattanooga GroundBreaking Storytelling featuring women in STEM.

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting to know that it has seeped its way into common vernacular.

Black Students in STEM Are a Sign of Hope for the Future!

Romal Tune | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Romal Tune

always believe that speaking engagements are not about me, but the people I encounter on the journey. This time I received a gift that I was not expecting.

This Co-Ed Coding Class For Teens In Ghana Is Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact

Regina Agyare didn't initially include boys in her computer coding class. But after one male student expressed his discontent at seeing "girls being e...

Recruiting Great Teachers Starts With Eliminating the Status Quo

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

If the United States is to continue as a world leader, we must lead the world in education. And to provide the highest quality education, we must attract the highest quality teachers.

An Open Letter To Fareed Zakaria In Defense of STEM Education

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 05.30.2015 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

America does not need more business graduates doing investment banking and stock trading. America does not need more lawyers and lobbyists. America needs more doctors, engineers, scientists and teachers.

Why Altering the Powdered Donuts at Dunkin' Donuts Is Bad for Innovation

Teri W. Odom | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Teri W. Odom

Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize our world for the better in fields like energy, medicine and aerospace. As consumers, we all need to educate ourselves about nanoscience rather than fussing whenever we find "nano-" in our products. Unfounded ignorance could ruin the prospects of future innovation.

How a First-Generation, Female Immigrant Found Her Passion in Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Stella Salvo

I want to thank all the people in my life who have inspired me to pursue a career in science, and try to inspire other young women who might be interested in science. That is why I'm sharing my personal story, to pay it forward.

Criminal Justice - There's an App for That

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.30.2015 | Crime
Brandon L. Greene

The promise of a second impression is to simplify the job search for people with records and to leverage consumer power to either support progressive employers or put pressure on employers who fail to adopt more progressive hiring policies.

Amid Sweet Briar Battle, Women's Colleges Remain Important and Relevant

Helen Drinan | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Helen Drinan

When I first heard the news that Sweet Briar College would close, I thought it was a mistake. How could this be true? Shuttering this respected, 114-year-old women's liberal arts institution seemed implausible.

Love To Learn? 3 Reasons Why You'll Succeed In STEM

Nadia Morris | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Nadia Morris

If you love to learn, then a career in STEM might be the path for you and, at this point in history, you couldn't pick a better time to get involved in a STEM career.

Adorable Girl Scouts Ask Obama 'What Have You Come Up With?' And Then They Hug It Out

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News

A team of Girl Scout Daisies showed some super flower power at the White House on Monday. “The Supergirls,” aka Troop 411 -- a team of five 6-...

Obama To Young Scientists: 'Keep Asking Why'

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli & Paige Lavender | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

A new spinal implant, an automated page turner and a more efficient way to make energy from algae. Those are among the projects that young scientists ...