Hey, big news: For the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend?
President Obama recently set off a hubbub in the humanities when he visited the GE Energy Waukesha Gas Engines Facility in Wisconsin, touting his ideas for accelerating economic growth, while at the same time taking a modest poke at art historians.
While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.
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.
There are a lot of inspiring women going into this field, and you can be one of them.
Colorado is gearing up for its second year of hosting the Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD) Summit. The Women's Council's WILD Summit, to...
I have a 13-month-old standard poodle named Sebby. That's short for Sebastian, as in Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach is my husband's favorite composer and...
Most adults seem to have an instinctive aversion to mathematics. Yes I know the excuses: Bad genes, no natural aptitude, it's boring. But when federal agencies suppress their mathematical competencies in order to support STEM education you have to start worrying!
The thing that bothers me is that the media just keeps talking about how we need more women who can code, how we need more developers who are women. Why are we just focusing on those jobs?
I don't know if being a CEO or doing something so fantastic in my 20s would be a good thing for my long-term goals. Don't let these lists and the media tell you what success is for your 20s -- or any time in your life.
Income inequality is in the news these days, and for good reason. One big reason for the divide: gaps in educational attainment often widen gaps in wealth. The fate of African Americans and Latinos in engineering offers a case in point.
Many toys, some classic and some new, can help girls develop an interest in STEM early on. Although my daughter has been known to play with them wearing pink from head-to-toe and sometimes in a tutu, they do not pander to the belief that our girls will only play with toys in pink, pastels, or that feature princesses.
The dollars poured into tech education are motivated by a desire to create a stronger economy. Even though policy makers are pushing more STEM-education initiatives, we have not figured out a way to attract and train people successfully.
Our world is changing very fast, and the role of women is changing fast with it -- and, mostly, for the positive. We have more women in power, more women in the workforce, more women in control of their lives but there still aren't representative numbers of women at the top of companies.
Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity.
The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.