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When a girl is exposed to a negative stereotype about girls' general ability in math right before she takes a math test, her performance worsens. So how did Barbie overcome the stereotype that girls can't excel in mathematics?
This week is a very special week in the United States and the world: everyone is invited to try what computer science is all about.
The solution to our STEM crisis is both obvious and exciting: Recruit and transition experienced STEM professionals into second careers as math and science teachers.
If we're not able to solve the child wellness crisis we're currently facing, every other facet of our society will be impacted in the coming decades.
Last month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chairs of a Congressional Caucus committed to putting A (the...
The process of moving an educational innovation from a good idea to widespread effective implementation is far from straightforward, and no one has a ...
By nurturing and encouraging girls' early interest in STEM and making it fun for them, we can keep them engaged, help them perform better in school and ultimately, encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Dr. Paul Greengard used the entirety of his 2000 Nobel Prize winnings to establish the Pearl Meister Greengard (PMG) Prize, which spotlights the extraordinary achievements of women in science and hopefully inspires future generations of women in their pursuit of scientific careers.
We need AP Engineering and AP Manufacturing tracks for young people to pursue. These careers needs to be seen as honorable and good careers for tomorrow's young people.
There is another important aspect to this partnership. Vermont, a largely white state, has many students who have not lived or worked with minority populations. That is a handicap in a world that is increasingly diverse.
Helping recruit, educate and employ military veterans should be a priority for the STEM community. This specific group of people are perhaps the most deserving of our support.
Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mi...
Currently about 25 percent of the workforce in life sciences and 15 percent of the workforce in engineering/computer science is female. "That is better than what it has been, but not where it should and can be," said Mansoureh.
Feeling like a true 21st century worker, as I telecommute from my home office -- my left hand holding an earl grey latte from an indie coffee shop, my right hand closing the tab of a "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangout.
Through the power of mentoring, TechWomen brings together female scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians who can work to resolve our world's most pressing issues, making the world we share a better place, one woman at a time.
Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...