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This Little-Known Quirk Makes Us Love Mae Jemison Even More

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.18.2016 | Science

"Hailing frequencies open!" That's not only the classic line from "Star Trek" -- recited by Lieutenant Uhura, a character played by African-American a...

'CodeGirl' Director Urges Us To Call Out Gender Discrimination At Work

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology

Lesley Chilcott, the director of "CodeGirl," is optimistic about the future for women in technology, but believes calling out workplace gender discrim...

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likely to ...

Male Engineering Student Perfectly Explains Why Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

When Jared Mauldin saw how his female peers were treated, he realized men and women in STEM are definitely not equal. The senior in mechanical engine...

Inspiring a New Generation of Astronomers

Dr. Patrick McCarthy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Dr. Patrick McCarthy

The work involved in creating the largest telescope in human history, the Giant Magellan Telescope, must be matched by the energy invested in inspiring and preparing future astronomers to use it.

'Humanities Folks' Need to Pay Attention to STEM, and Vice Versa

Adora Svitak | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Adora Svitak

When I was little, I hated a lot of things, but most of all I hated math. By extension, I disliked anything that stank of equations: physics, chemistry, technology, engineering. And then something changed.

Minorities in STEM: Past, Present and Future

George M. Langford | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
George M. Langford

As the demographics in the United States evolve, we as educators must work to increase the number of minority students in these disciplines, disciplines where they remain under represented.

STEM Sells: Getting the Female Perspective on Math

John K. Herr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."

Investing in Nontraditional Thinking in STEM Education

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 08.27.2012 | Science
Rebecca Lucore

These universities serve as hallmarks for what is possible in STEM education. Others that are willing to take a risk and follow suit, especially when coupled with the backing of science companies and organizations, will help further break the mold of traditional teaching methods.

Collaborating to Solve the STEM Teaching Crisis

Meghan Groome | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Meghan Groome

For most K-12 students, the school year has just ended or is about to end. While the kids head out for vacation, a good number of their instructors are deciding whether or not they will return to teaching in the Fall.

Toys to Inspire the Next Generation of Female Technology Innovators

Women 2.0 | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

When we looked around at girls' toys today, we did not see the kinds of toys that inspired us when we were young. A few months ago, we started our company, Maykah, to fill that gap. We build toys to inspire the next generation of female technology innovators.

PCAST Report: Launching the U.S. to Greater STEM Heights

James M. Gentile | Posted 04.16.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a report on Feb. 7 on how to produce 1 million additional college graduates over the next decade with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It's an important report.